Significant increase in children living with vulnerabilities, DfE figures reveal

Amrit Virdi
Friday, June 7, 2024

There has been an 82% increase in council funded alternative provision (AP) placements for children not in mainstream school and a 15.4% rise in free school meal (FSM) eligibility since 2018/19, government figures show.

The increase in vulnerabilities comes as there are more children on school rolls in England. Picture: Adobe Stock/ James Jiao

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