Author:  Learning and Work Institute (L&W), in partnership with the Welsh Government.

Summary: The purpose of this resource is to enable all post-16 learning providers to develop effective and comprehensive provision that secures good educational outcomes for looked after young people and care leavers (LAYP/CL).

The resource will be of use to 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 looked after LAYP/CL to achieve their potential. This resource closely follows the 4 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 LAYP/CL.