Editorial: Looked-after children – a perspective into a more resilient future
Carmen Pinto & Matt Woolgar
Looked after children (LAC) are among the most vulnerable group in our society in terms of their risk of a range of poor outcomes including mental health, educational attainments and social wellbeing. Over the past decade, it has become increasingly clear that LAC have a higher prevalence of mental health problems than the general population, including children living with their families in “high-risk” populations. These children present with high rates of, both emotional and behavioural problems, and also neurodevelopmental problems. This Editorial highlights a collection of 10 articles and accompanying Introduction for a Virtual Issue on LAC.
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