Over the past 15 years we have seen increasing support for children in care and their education, leading to improved outcomes and better life chances for this vulnerable group.
Previously looked-after children start with the challenges of their pre-care experiences. These do not just disappear when they move to a permanent placement such as adoption and may continue to have a significant impact on their learning.
New legislation recognises that previously looked-after children will have the same needs, even though their care status has changed and places greater emphasis of responsibilities on schools when a child moves out of care (e.g. Adopted, Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order). Previously looked-after children start with the disadvantage of their pre-care experiences and these do not just disappear when they move to a permanent placement and may continue to have a significant impact on their learning.
This course looks at what this means for schools and what the new requirements mean for your practice.
Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):