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Care Leavers Toolkit

 

Like all young people, children and young people in or leaving care have their own needs, interests and motivations to learn.

 

They need access to a range of learning provisions that provide access to appropriate pathways and enables them to develop the skills they need to lead full, active and independent lives as young workers, parents and citizens.

During 2016, the Learning and Work Institute worked in partnership with Welsh Government to develop a resource for providers across the learning and skills sector, including further education institutions, work based learning providers, higher education institutions and youth, adult and community learning services – all of whom have a key role to play in enabling children and young people in or leaving care to achieve their potential.

This resource closely follows the four key sections of the Buttle UK Quality Mark Framework, which are:

  • Raising aspirations and pre-entry outreach

  • Application, entry and induction

  • On-going support

  • Monitoring outcomes and impact

In this resource, you will find examples of good practice and reflective questions to assess current performance, in each of these areas. This will enable individual providers to set their own SMART targets for the future development of their provision and support for children and young people in or leaving care.

 

This resource supports the ambitions of the ‘Raising the ambitions and educational attainment of children who are looked after’ strategy and Welsh Government’s commitment to securing good outcomes for all looked after children and young people.

Blog:

 

Are care leavers really more likely to go to prison than university?

August 14, 2019

For those of you who don’t like a long read, the short answer is that nobody actually knows for sure, but that it looks somewhere between unlikely and...

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