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Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Young People, commenting on the Policy Exchange report, A Better Start in Life, said:

"It’s incredibly important that we tailor care placements to each child’s circumstances.

"Policy Exchange rightly highlight the fact that children are moved too often from one care placement to another as councils struggle to cope with rising numbers. Boarding school is one – but not the only solution to this problem. We need more evidence, but it may be a good option for some children.

"The Government must reduce barriers to fostering and provide better support to foster families. All children deserve a stable environment, whether they are in residential or foster care, or at boarding school."

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