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Excluding a child may cost taxpayer £370,000.

Excluding a child may cost taxpayer £370,000.

New charity plans to help pupils facing complex social and emotional problems to remain in mainstream education

Excluding a child from school can cost the taxpayer around £370,000 in the long term, a report estimates.

The study, by the IPPR think tank, argues that there is a high economic price to exclusion, costing the public purse money in terms of education, benefits, healthcare and criminal justice.

The report, published by thinktank IPPR, draws attention to the link between children growing up in poverty – or experiencing mental health problems – and school exclusions.

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