• 35 children – a whole class, is being excluded from school every day (England).
• Half of all pupils excluded from school were suffering from a recognised mental health problem.
• 90 young people are entering the care system each day – resulting in a more vulnerable environment.
• As many as 140,000 vulnerable children at risk of abuse and neglect might not be getting help
The number of permanent exclusions from schools in England has gone up, with the equivalent of 35 children – a whole class being excluded every school day. The majority were excluded just before their GCSEs, and stand a one in 100 chance of gaining the qualifications required by most employers.
A recent report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggested that half of all pupils expelled from school were suffering from a recognised mental health problem.
The number of children in care has reached a record high, with 90 young people entering the care system each day.