An interesting report showing the positive benefits a foster placement can have on a child academically and the importance of stability at home or in any placement prior to GCSE's.
Children in foster care make better educational progress than vulnerable children who remain with troubled families, research suggests. Oxford and Bristol university researchers calculated that the difference amounted to at least six GCSE grades at 16. However, the results of students in both groups were not as good as pupils in the general population. Children did better at school "once they felt safe and secure", said Prof David Berridge of Bristol University. The longer that vulnerable children remain in foster care the better they do, the researchers add.