Care experienced children have poorer health outcomes

Care experienced children in Scotland have poorer health and higher average rates of mortality when compared to children in the general population, according to a new study.

The study – led by the University of Glasgow and published in BMJ Open – also showed substantial differences in health outcomes and health service use between care experienced children and children in the general population.

The findings come from the Children’s Health in Care in Scotland (CHiCS) study, which was set up to provide, for the first time, population-wide evidence on the health outcomes of care experienced children in the UK.

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  • Publish DateThu, 16 Sep 2021
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