pdf CORPORATE PARENT GUIDANCE | Count us in 2008: Improving the education of our looked after children, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2008

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HMIES 08 Count us in 2008.pdf

This publication is part of a series 'Count Us In' which deals with different aspects of inclusive education. This report aims to help local authorities and partner agencies to improve outcomes for looked after children.

pdf CORPORATE PARENT GUIDANCE | Count us in: Improving the education of our looked after children, Scottish Executive, 2008

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SCOEX 08 Count us in Improving the education of looked after children 2008.pdf

Produced by the Scottish Executive, this is the latest publication in the series Count Us In which deals with different aspects of inclusive education. The report aims to help local authorities and partner agencies to improve outcomes for looked after children.

default CORPORATE PARENT GUIDANCE | Education of young people in public care guidance, Department of Health, 2004

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DOH 04 Education of young people in public care guidance 2004.pdf

The purpose of the guidance is to assist local authorities in their role as corporate parents to safeguard and promote the education of children and young people in public care. It is intended to bring these young people’s educational attainment closer in to line with those of their peers, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

pdf CORPORATE PARENT GUIDANCE | Promoting the education of Looked After Children: Statutory guidance for local authorities, Department for Education, July 2014

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DfE 14 Promoting the education of LAC Stat guidance JUL 14.pdf

This statutory guidance details how local authorities must support looked-after children's aspirations to achieve in further and higher education. The guidance will be reviewed and updated in 2016.

default CORPORATE PARENT GUIDANCE | Promoting the educational achievement of looked after children - Statutory guidance for local authorities, Department for Education, 2010

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DfE 10 Promoting the educational achievement of LAC 2010.pdf

This guidance is for local authorities and sets out how they should discharge their duty under section 22(3A) of the Children Act 1989 to promote the educational achievement of the children they look after.

pdf CORPORATE PARENT GUIDANCE | Promoting the educational achievement of looked after children: Statutory guidance for local authorities, DCSF, March 2010

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DCSF 10 Promoting the educational achievement of lookedafter children Statutory guidance for LAs MAR 10.pdf

This guidance sets the framework through which local authorities will meet their statutory duty to promote the educational achievement of looked after children, including those placed out-of-authority. The duty came into force on 1 July 2005 and applies to all children looked after by an authority, wherever they are placed.

pdf DESIGNATED TEACHER | The role and responsibilities of the designated teacher for looked after children: Statutory guidance for school governing bodies, DCSF, 2009

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DCSF 09 The role & responsibilities of the designated teacher for looked after children Statutory guidance 09.pdf

This statutory guidance is intended to provide a helpful framework which schools should use in order to make sure the role of designated teacher is effective in helping looked after children to succeed.

pdf DESIGNATED TEACHER | The role of school in supporting the education of children in public care, Department for Education, November 2003

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DfE 03 The role of school in supporting the education of children in public care NOV 03.pdf

This research aims to highlight examples of success focusing on support structures schools have developed for the stability of children in care.  In particular it focuses on the introduction of the role of the designated teacher.

document EARLY EDUCATION | Starting Out Right: early education and looked after children ABSTRACT, Mathers, S. et al, December 2016

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FCT 16 Starting Out Right ABSTRACT DEC 16.docx

This abstract provides details of research which concluded that opportunities to narrow the achievement gap between looked after children and their peers are being missed because too many of them do not receive good quality early education places.

pdf EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | Impact indicators 10 and 11: Years 2013 to 2014, Department for Education, 2015

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DfE 15 Impact_indicators_10_and_11_Years_2013_to_2014 2015.pdf

Reporting on Impact indicators which examine educational attainment amongst looked after children.

document EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | Improving educational outcomes for looked after children and young people ABSTRACT, Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People Services, September 2010

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C4EO 10 Improving educational outcomes for LAC & YP ABSTRACT SEP 10.docx

This abstract provides details of a rapid review of the research literature in relation to educational outcomes for looked after children and young people.

pdf EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | Improving the educational attainment of children in care (Looked after children), DCSF, 2009

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DCSF 09 Improving the Educational Attainment of Children in care 2009.pdf

This document outlines how the DCSF believes the current levels of educational attainment can be transformed by changing the system.  It focuses on Virtual School Heads and personalised, one-to-one support for every child in care, through one-to-one tuition and use of the Personal Education Allowance where appropriate.

pdf EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | The educational attainment of looked after children and young people ABSTRACT, Welsh Audit Office, August 2012

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WAO 12 The educational attainment of LAC and young people ABSTRACT AUG 12.pdf

The educational attainment of looked after children and young people is improving slowly but there is too much variation in attainment, inconsistent support and a lack of clearly defined outcomes against which progress can be assessed finds a report by the Auditor General for Wales.

pdf EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | The educational attainment of looked after children, Scottish Parliament, 31 May 2012

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SCOPAR 12 Educational attainment of looked after children 31 May 12.pdf

This report sets the background to an inquiry into the educational attainment of looked after children by the Education and Culture Committee and considers in more detail the key issues that arose in evidence.

The remit of the inquiry was to consider the reasons why more significant progress has not been made since devolution in improving the educational attainment of looked after children and to examine what could be done to address this.

6th Report, 2012 (Session 4)

document EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | The educational progress of looked after children in England: Linking care and educational data ABSTRACT, REES Centre University of Oxford November 2015

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REES 15 Educational Progress ABSTRACT NOV 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a research study which examines the reasons for low educational outcomes of young people in care (looked after) in secondary schools in England.

pdf EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | Understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales, Cardiff University, November 2015

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CU 15 Understanding the educational experiences NOV 15.pdf

This report presents the findings of research that explored the educational experiences attainment and aspirations of looked after children and young people (LACYP) in Wales.

document EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | What is the relationship between being in care and the educational outcomes of children? An international systematic review ABSTRACT, REES Centre, September 2015

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REES 15 What is the relationship ABSTRACT SEP 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a literature review which found that, on average, being in foster or kinship care does not appear to be damaging to children’s education.

pdf EVALUATION | An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Letterbox Club, Queen's University Belfast, 2011

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FN 11 Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Letterbox Club FOSTERING NETWORK QUB APR 11.pdf

This report outlines the findings of an evaluation conducted by Queen's University Belfast of the effects of the Letterbox Club Northern Ireland on the reading and maths scores of looked after children ages 7-11 years in foster care.
 
The Letterbox Club is delivered as part of Fostering Network Northern Ireland's, Fostering Achievement Scheme.

pdf EVALUATION | An independent evaluation of the Letterbox Club in NI Executive Summary, QUB, 2011

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FN 11 An independent evaluation of the Letterbox Club in NI Summary report FOSTERING NETWORK QUB APR 11.pdf

This executive summary outlines the findings of an evaluation conducted by Queen's University Belfast of the effects of the Letterbox Club Northern Ireland on the reading and maths scores of looked after children ages 7-11 years in foster care.
 
The Letterbox Club is delivered as part of Fostering Network Northern Ireland's Fostering Achievement Scheme.
 

pdf EVALUATION | Chief Inspector's Annual Report 2012 - 2013, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales, 2014

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CSSIW 14 Chief Inspector's annual report 2012 - 2013.pdf

This report concluded that Welsh social services need to do more to improve the education of children in care and cement partnership. While permanency planning for looked-after children had stabilised, the schooling of children in care remained an issue.