14th January 2000 at 00:00
I WELCOME education minister Jacqui Smith's recent announcements that councils will soon be legally bound to find a school place within 20 school days of a youngster being taken into care (TES, December 24).

However I trust that, in additon, Ms Smith is making sure that arrangements will be put into place to ensure that schools are legally required to enrol looked-

after children within that period of time.

Toby Wood

40 Newark Avenue


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