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Children in Care without school places.

Children in Care without school places.

They are some of society's most vulnerable children - those taken into care.

And yet some schools are failing in their responsibility to give them places when asked.

These disadvantaged children are meant to be placed before all others when it comes to school admissions.

But politicians and officials from Oxfordshire are highlighting how more than 30 so called "looked-after children" in the area have been left without schooling - some for months at a time.

A group of cross-party MPs have written to the schools minister calling for a change in the law to ensure these vulnerable youngsters can be found places more swiftly and easily.

 

And according to children's services chiefs across England, the problem is not isolated to Oxfordshire.

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