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#messagestoschools - The IAA Project
Following on from the LACE project, the IAA project looked at improving the educational experiences and attainment of looked after children and young people in Wales.
Dawn Mannay, Eleanor Staples, Sophie Hallett, Louisa Roberts, Cardiff University
In May 2016, the Economic and Social Research Council provided the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) with Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding to build on the findings and recommendations from the LACE project and get the messages out to diverse audiences.
The project, ‘Improving the educational experiences and attainment of looked after children and young people’ involved a series of events, workshops, consultations, and the development of a range of materials to deliver some important #messagestoschools.
Consultations with care experienced children and young people, as well as a poetry competition for those in care and care leavers, led to the development of key #messagestoschools which were presented in a film, a music video and a series of posters.