default 16-19 Bursary Are looked after children and care leavers supported under the new arrangements? National Care Advisory Service, May 2012

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NCAS 12 16-19 Bursary MAY 12.pdf

This abstract provides details of a report which provides an overview of how the 16-19 bursary scheme is working for looked after children and care leavers, who were guaranteed a bursary of at least £1,200 when the scheme replaced the Education Maintenance Allowance at the start of September 2011.

default A Different Class? Educational Attainment - the views and experiences of looked after young people, Who Cares? Scotland, 2004

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WCS 04 A Different Class 2004.pdf

This consultation provides baseline data on young people's self reported educational achievement, qualitative information on their aspirations and motivation, why some become disengaged from the education system, and whether they noticed any improvement from the investment in this area. Views on how educational attainment might be improved are also included.

pdf A systematic review of interventions to support looked after children in school, K Liabo et al, August 2013

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CFSW 13 A systematic review of interventions ABSTRACT AUG 13.pdf

This abstract provides details of an article published in Child & Family Social Work which examines interventions to support looked-after children in school.

default 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.

default 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.

default 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.

default Children missing from education, OFSTED, August 2010

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OFS 10 Children missing from education AUG 10.pdf

This survey evaluates the effectiveness of actions taken by local authorities in England in relation to children and young people who are missing from education. It considers whether legislation and guidance effectively support the authorities in protecting them.

pdf 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.

default 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 DHSSPSNI Circular CCPD/2/2011 Personal Education Plans for Looked After Children Circular, 29 November 2011

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DHSSPSNI-CCPD 11 Circular Personal Education Plans for Looked After Children DEC 11.pdf

Health and Social Care Trusts and the Health and Social Care Board have a duty to promote the welfare of children in their care under Article 26 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.  This includes their educational achievement and therefore they must ensure that all children in care have an effective and robust Personal Educational Plan (PEP) in place to ensure focused planning and personal support to each child.

default Educating difficult adolescents An evaluation of Quality Protects Research Brief, DCSF, May 2008

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DCSF 08 Educating difficult adolescents Research Brief MAY 08.pdf

As a response to perceived shortcomings in the care system, the government announced the Quality Protects initiative in 1998. Among its other areas of concern for looked after children, QP also prioritised educational opportunities for looked after children. This brief outlines research evaluating the initiative.

default 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.

document Educational interventions for children in care to improve their outcomes: What works? ABSTRACT, Dr Karen Winter, May 2016

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QUB 16 Educational interventions ABSTRACT MAY 16.docx

This abstract provides details of a journal article which examines the effectiveness of educational interventions for children in care.

pdf Effective leadership of looked after children and working with the virtual school headteacher: Case study, National College for Teaching and Leadership, 2014

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NCTL 14 Effective leadership of LAC Case Study 2014.pdf

The purpose of this case study is to explore how leaders, in one school, provide effective education for looked after children and work with the local authority’s virtual school headteacher (VSH) to support them.

document Foster carers experiences of a paired reading literacy intervention with Looked After Children ABSTRACT, Child and Family Social Work

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CFSW 15 Foster carers experiences of a paired reading literacy intervention with LAC ABSTRACT OCT 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a study to explore variations in foster carers' experiences of conducting paired reading, a structured literacy intervention, and a promising method for improving looked-after children's literacy skills.

default Guidance on looked after children with Special Educational Needs placed out-of-authority, DCSF, 2009

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DCSF 09 Guidance on LAC with SEN placed out-of-authority 2009.pdf

The purpose of this guidance is to explain how local authorities’ responsibilities for meeting the special educational needs of looked after children placed out-of-authority in England operate.

pdf 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 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.

default Improving educational outcomes for looked after children and young people The Letterbox Club Northern Ireland, Dr Karen Winter, 2012

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CFLU 12 Improving educational outcomes for LAC and young people K Winter APR 12.pdf

This article reports the findings from a piece of research that sought to establish the effectiveness of the Letterbox Club in improving the attainment scores in number and reading for primary school children in foster care in Northern Ireland who were between the ages of 7-11 years old.

default Improving Pupil Attendance: Follow-up Report ABSTRACT, Northern Ireland Audit Office, 25 February 2014

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NIAO 14 Improving Pupil Attendance ABSTRACT 25 Feb 14.pdf

This abstract details an NI Audit Office report on school attendance.  Looked after children were found to have high levels of non-attendance.