Expansion of out-of-school care

David Henderson and Sarah Nelson report from the European Network for School Age Child Care in Edinburgh

While the expansion of out-of-school care has brought many benefits to low-income mothers and their children, the picture is less rosy than many assume, according to analysis of schemes begun after 1992. "More than a quarter of new schemes supported by the Child Care Initiative (the Conservatives' scheme) were in areas of affluence and less than 15 per cent in areas of deprivation," Gill Scott, Glasgow Caledonian University, said.

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