Extreme ethnic inequalities in the care system

New research has found extreme inequalities between ethnic groups in the proportions of children being looked after in care in England.

‘White British’ children are ten times more likely to be in care than ‘Asian Indian’ children. ‘Black Caribbean’ children are 20 times more likely.

These inequalities are poorly understood and little attention is paid to them in children’s services policy.

The implications for social justice are profound. So are the implications for the funding of services.

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation and carried out by a team from seven universities, led by Professor Paul Bywaters of University of Huddersfield, the…

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