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Closing the gap, 21/06/15 [S]

New figures released this week show the attainment of looked after young people at school has significantly improved over the last three years.

The statistics show the number of looked after children gaining a qualification at SCQF level 4 or better has gone up and the attainment gap between them and their non-looked after peers has reduced.

There was also good news on positive destinations after school. The number of young people who have been looked after or in care in work, training or education nine months after leaving school has gone up to 73 per cent from 67 per cent in two years.

For full details see the Scottish Government news release.

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Closing the gap