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The Educational Attainment of Looked After Children - Local Authority Pilot Projects : Final Research Report

Connelly, Graham and Forrest, Joan and Furnivall, Judy and Siebelt, Lindsay and Smith, Iain and Seagraves, Liz (2008) The Educational Attainment of Looked After Children - Local Authority Pilot Projects : Final Research Report. [Report]

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Abstract

The aim of the research was to identify interventions that appeared to make the most difference in terms of both the educational experience and outcomes of the looked after children and young people participating in the local authority pilot projects. Data on attendance, exclusions and attainment were collected for a population of more than 600 children and young people. The research also analysed qualitative data, based on interviews with project co-ordinators, professionals, children and young people, and their parents and carers.