The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) commissioned Tiller Research Ltd to undertake a consultation exercise with professionals whose role includes supporting the education or progression of looked-after children or care-leavers.
The research objective was to identify what services would be most valued by NNECL members, in order to inform NNECL’s selection of priorities for its short-term development and longer term aspirations. This was explored using the following question themes:
- What are the main challenges faced by respondents in relation to this area of work?
- What would enable respondents to overcome these challenges?
- Which current NNECL services have enabled respondents to be more effective in their role?
- Which potential future NNECL services do respondents believe would enable them to be more effective in their role?
This report outlines the challenges faced by respondents when supporting the educational progression of looked-after children or care-leavers, before considering the type of support that respondents suggested NNECL could provide to help address these challenges.
Consideration is given to the services that NNECL currently provides, and could potentially provide in the future. The report concludes by highlighting key points from the consultation that it is suggested should be considered when planning the future of NNECL.