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Improving the education of looked after children: A guide for local authorities and service providers

Connelly, Graham and Furnivall, Judith and , The Scottish Government (Funder) (2009) Improving the education of looked after children: A guide for local authorities and service providers. Guide or manual. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

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Abstract

This guide for practice is based on the key findings of research of Scottish Government-funded pilot projects in 18 Scottish local authorities carried out by the University of Strathclyde between 2006 and 2008. The guide focuses on four aspects of practice: raising the profile of looked after children; monitoring educational outcomes; advice on setting up a project with the aim of raising the educational attainment and achievement of looked after children; focusing on achievement and aspiration.