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 materials that you would like to share please let us know by using the form on the ExChange: Care & Education homepage or contacting us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Educational Research Journal – The consequences of being labelled ‘looked-after’: Exploring the educational experiences of looked-after children and young people in Wales
The educational experiences and attainment of looked-after children and young people (LACYP) remains an issue of widespread international concern.
Hidden Ambitions – Wales’ commitment to young people leaving care
In this spotlight report, Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner, is asking local and national government, charities
and private enterprise to pledge their support torealising the ambitions of young people leaving care.
All Wales Heads of Children’s Services Research on differences in the looked after children population
Why do local authorities with similar levels of need, have different looked after children populations?
The experience and impact of supervised birth family contact with ‘looked after children:’ perspectives, roles and purposeful use
The experience and impact of supervised birth family contact with ‘looked after children:’ perspectives, roles and purposeful use, by Dr Joanne Pye, is about understanding the experience and impact of supervised contact for looked after children.
Central South Consortium: Children Looked After Friendly Schools
This document outlines the ways in which good practice for CLA within schools and educational settings can be undertaken.
Comparison of substance use, subjective well-being and interpersonal relationships among young people in foster care and private households: a cross sectional analysis of the School Health Research Network survey in Wales
To investigate the association of living in foster care (FC) with substance use and subjective well-being in a sample of secondary school students (11–16 years) in Wales in 2015/16, and to examine whether these associations are attenuated by the perceived quality of interpersonal relationships.
Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect in Schools in Wales
The project aims to provide further insight by investigating preventative and early intervention provision, in terms of how schools are currently playing a part in efforts to identify and respond to neglect.
In Care, Out of Trouble: How the life chances of children in care can be transformed by protecting them from unnecessary involvement in the criminal justice system (‘The Laming Review’)
When the state takes over the parenting of someone else’s child, it has both a legal and moral responsibility to be a good parent. Quite often this will require determined effort to remedy the inadequacies or serious failure of the earlier parenting experienced by the young person.
Children and Young People’s Views on Being in Care: A Literature Review
We are extremely pleased to publish the literature review on ‘Children and Young People’s Views on being in Care’, which seeks to highlight the voices of looked after children from existing research, on their journey through the care system.
The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Linking Care and Educational Data (Overview Report)
This project was the first major study in the UK to explore the relationship between educational outcomes, young people’s care histories and individual characteristics.