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View our Care & Education resources used by both education and social care practitioners to support the education of care-experienced children and young people. This information focuses on advice contributed by organisations to assist people in their practice. We are actively seeking examples of resources used directly with children and young people, and if you have… Read More
‘Just another person in the room’: young people’s views on their participation in Child in Care Reviews
This article discusses a key meeting for children in care – the Child in Care Review – and examines the extent to which children and young people are able to participate and exert a level of control over their lives.
Exploring the physical education and school sport experiences of looked-after children and young people
This qualitative study explores the Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) experiences of young people who are or who have been looked-after , i.e. who have been under the care of their local authority at some point.
The Educational Experiences of Children in Care A qualitative study of stories recalled across five decades of local authority care experiences
This project aimed to explore the educational experiences of ‘looked after children’ in one local authority in England. Young people, in the care of the state, have consistently lower educational achievements than their peers who live with their birth families.
The Value of Cultural and Creative Engagement: Understanding the Experiences and Opinions of Care-experienced Young People and Foster Carers in Wales
The research aimed to assess the current knowledge base regarding care-experienced children’s and young people’s engagement with the arts, and to explore the views of facilitators, young people, and their carers involved in the arts-based programme at the Wales Millennium Centre.
Social Media, Social Capital and Adolescents Living in State Care: A Multi-Perspective and Multi-Method Qualitative Study
Social media applications are used daily by billions to communicate. Adolescents living in state care are no different, yet the potential implications of their social media use are.
National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers’ First Year Report
This report is based on Mark Riddell’s visits to local authorities in his role as the national implementation adviser for care leavers following the passage of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
Enabling talk and reframing messages: working creatively with care experienced children and young people to recount and re-represent their everyday experiences
The educational experiences and outcomes of care experienced children and young people is of longstanding concern.
Visual methodologies, sand and psychoanalysis: employing creative participatory techniques to explore the educational experiences of mature students and children in care
Social science research has witnessed an increasing move towards visual methods of data production. However, some visual techniques remain pariah sites because of their association with psychoanalysis; and a reluctance to engage with psychoanalytically informed approaches outside of therapy-based settings.
British Education Journal: Systematic review of educational interventions for looked-after children and young people: Recommendations for intervention development and evaluation
Looked-after children and young people (LACYP) are educationally disadvantaged compared to the general population. A systematic review was conducted of randomised controlled trials evaluating interventions aimed at LACYP aged ≤18 years.