A recent independent review has identified that up to half of all children in custody have been in care at some point.
It is hoped that with reform and joint working between different agencies this can be reduced.
Ultimately you have to hope that this would help to reduce the chance of children in care becoming parents subject to care proceedings for their own children.
While most looked after children do not get into trouble with the law, this group is still six times more likely than children in the general population to be cautioned or convicted of a crime. Evidence submitted to the review highlights how common the experience of being stigmatised is among children in care. The Prime Minister has committed to transforming the life chances of children in care. The Queen's Speech included proposals for a "care leavers' covenant" to help ensure care leavers have the best start in life and to underpin "zero tolerance" of state failure around social care. The government has commissioned concurrent reviews into residential care and youth custody.