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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