Children in UK’s poorest areas 10 times more likely to go into care
1 in 60 children from some of the poorest areas in the UK are taken into care compared to 1 in 660 in the wealthier areas. As poverty was the biggest influence of children being taken into care, it emphasized how parenting is much harder if you do not have enough money to provide for the essentials of food, housing, heating and clothing. As a result, children are being put into care due to the neglect of care within their home.
The department of education wants to ensure every child has the best possible start to life and therefore to strengthen protections for vulnerable children. By supporting them throughout their schooling and education, it will give them a better chance when they leave the care system and enter adulthood.