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Welsh children in care do better at GCSEs.

Welsh children in care do better at GCSEs.

There has been an improvement in the GCSE results of children growing up in care.

Latest figures show 23% of looked after children achieved the equivalent of five good grade GCSEs in English or Welsh and in maths in 2016.

That is up from 17% the year before.

Last year, the Welsh Government embarked on a three-year plan to raise ambitions and attainments for the children in care.

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said research showed expectations were too often reduced for young people in care.

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