Half of the children in care do not trust the court to make the right decision about their lives, according to a report by Children’s Rights director Roger Morgan, published by Ofsted.

Of 58 children interviewed, 50% thought courts never or do not usually make the right decisions for children, compared to 25% who thought the courts usually or always make the right decisions.

A further 67 children took part in discussion groups, where the majority felt fewer decisions about children’s lives should be made by the courts.

They said the justice system should check on what happ­ened to each child after proceedings have ended, and suggested routine checks every two years to see if a decision is still right for the child.