But many are still not achieving their potential, says Auditor General for Wales
The educational attainment of looked after children and young people is improving slowly but there is too much variation in attainment, inconsistent support and a lack of clearly defined outcomes against which progress can be assessed. These are the findings of a report published by the Auditor General for Wales today.
Since 1999, the Welsh Government has introduced a number of policy initiatives, guidance and specific grant funding to support the education of looked after children and young people. Looked after children value education and some overcome upheaval and disruption, do well in school and go on to further and higher education. However, overall educational attainment remains low. The attainment of looked after children varies across Wales and is lower on some measures than elsewhere in the UK.
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