‘Being a student with care experience is very daunting’ – Findings from a survey of care-experienced students in Scottish colleges and universities

Research Report

Author: Linda O’Neill, Neil Harrison, Nadine Fowler, Graham Connelly, 2019


CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection based at the University of Strathclyde, has published the findings of Scotland’s first nation-wide survey of care experienced students in Scotland’s colleges and universities.

Carried out on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), this research aimed to get a better understanding of the factors that can be a barrier to, or can enable, care experienced students going to, being at, and staying at college and university in Scotland.

Supporting Looked After Children in Education

RESEARCH REPORT (Preprint chapter)

Author: Graham Connelly (CELCIS: Centre for excellence for looked after children in Scotland)

Year: 2012


This chapter, aimed principally at teachers and managers in education services, outlines the context and practice issues in relation to looked after children in education in Scotland. The chapter is structured around these headings: the context; looked after children in education; readiness to learn; support at school; joint working.