Children and young people in care and leaving care
The National Audit Office has looked at services for children in care and for care leavers and how good or bad they are. This is a summary of their findings, written specially for young people. It sets out what the NAO found, and what the government has said it will do to make services better.
NNECL consultation report 2016 (Tiller research Ltd)
A consultation to identify: What services would enable NNECL members to most successfully support the educational progression of looked after children and care leavers?
A report by Tiller Research Ltd
on behalf of The National Network for the Education of Care Leavers
Welsh Government January 2016 Strategy
This document describes the Welsh Government’s programme and
its six key themes to tackle the educational underachievement of
children who are looked after. It should be read in conjunction with
its accompanying action plan.
Ofsted social care annual report 2016
The third annual report on the state of children’s social care in England.
The cost of being care free: The impact of poor financial education and removal of support on care leavers
Last year 10,830 young people (aged 16 or over*) left the care of their local authority and began the difficult transition out of care and into adulthood.1 While they will have received some level of support from their personal advisor, our research found that the support they did receive was not always enough to help them confidently manage their finances.
This report explores the financial support and advice that care leavers receive prior to leaving care and the outcomes they face if they haven’t had sufficient support
Department for Education - Promoting the education of looked after children
Statutory guidance for local authorities
Department for Children, Schools and Families - The role and responsibilities of the desigated teacher for looked after children
From 1 September 2009 the governing bodies of all maintained schools are required under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (the 2008 Act) to appoint a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked after children who are on the school roll.
Department for Education - Outcomes for Children Looked After by Local Authorities in England as at 31 March 2014
A range of outcome measures at national and local authority level in England for children continuously looked after for at least 12 months.
The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England: Linking Care and Educational Data
A joint research project between the School for Policy Studies and Graduate School of Education University of Bristol and the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education and Education Department, University of Oxford.
Kent & Medway FE Care Leaver Information Sheet
Information sheet outlining the support available across Kent and Medway Further Education providers. Includes Canterbury College, East Kent College, Hadlow College, Mid Kent College, North West Kent College, University for the Creative Arts (FE), and West Kent & Ashford College.
Kent & Medway HE Care Leaver Information Sheet
Information sheet outlining the support available across Kent and Medway Higher Education providers. Includes Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Greenwich, University of Kent and University for the Creative Arts.
No Good Options: Report of the Inquiry into Children's Social Care in England
A report has been published by the Inquiry into Children’s Social Care in England from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children. This Inquiry has brought together evidence about the current resourcing of children’s social services and changes in the nature and level of demand, to improve understanding of the challenges facing under-performing children’s services, and how to address them.