Reach : The CELCIS Magazine – the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland [Autumn 2014]

CELCIS, Davidson, Jennifer, ed. (2014) Reach : The CELCIS Magazine – the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland [Autumn 2014]. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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    Abstract

    This magazine focuses on improving educational outcomes for looked after children, young people and those who have recently left care. We have a range of interesting and thought provoking articles from organisations, schools and Scottish Government to show the sheer breadth of the work going on across Scotland to help our looked after children increase their life chances. We already know that while there are clear exceptions, as a group looked after children and young people are less likely to achieve in school. The disruption to their home life and education can prevent them from reaching their full potential, and their pre-care experiences can contribute to having a hard time engaging with learning in the first place. It is important to note that achievement and attainment does not necessarily mean all young people should strive towards an academic vocation, but we must ensure that through an engaging education, building on the principles of GIRFEC, that children have as many opportunities as possible.