Private schools told to open up places and facilities to children in care

Private schools have been told to open up places and facilities to children in care as part of a £500,000 Government drive. The Telegraph reports.

The launch of the project follows a the publication of a Government-backed report last year which showed that placing vulnerable youngsters at boarding schools can be “significantly more cost-effective” than keeping them in local authority care.  

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi urged local authorities to take up the offer of places for children in care from fee-paying schools, adding: “I am clear that this cannot be put off any longer, and I will accept no less.”  

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