Briefing produced to support an inquiry by the Education and Culture Committee into the educational attainment of looked after children.
Despite ten years of policy effort to improve the educational attainment of looked after children, national statistics show that attainment and school attendance is still much lower and exclusions much higher than the average for all pupils.
Report that assesses how much social housing tenants could be described as "socially excluded‟ in 2000, and whether and if so, how and by how much this had changed by 2011.
It explores how much any change in the social exclusion of social housing residents can be attributed to housing and regeneration policies, and how much to other factors, including broader housing and social exclusion policy, and economic and social change.
The aim of Using SCIE resources is to help organisations or individuals implement SCIE’s work. It will help organisations develop and strengthen their workforce enabling them to provide high-quality services for the people they support. Using SCIE resources includes a presentation slide set template and notes on its use, and an example of SCIE’s new At a glance summaries. This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Publication that contains statistics obtained from linking, for the first time, looked after children‟s data provided by local authority social work services departments with educational data provided by publicly funded schools, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
It presents key findings on a range of educational outcome statistics for children or young people who have been looked after continuously during the 12-month period, in different types of care placements, and for pupils with multiple placements within the school year.
This is the third edition of Youth Tracker, the quarterly newsletter looking at how Britain’s young people are faring in the recession, and what we can do to support them. A lot has happened since the last edition: Britain is now formally out of recession and a general election campaign is in full swing. Nevertheless, around 900,000 young people remain out of employment, education or training, with a serious risk of being ‘left behind’ by society.
The second edition of the Youth Tracker – a quarterly newsletter looking at how Britain’s young people are faring in the recession, and what can be done to support them. The aim of the newsletter is to focus on what the recession – and the recovery when it comes – mean for the most disadvantaged young people, particularly those not in employment, education or training.
Digital literacy is an important entitlement for all young people in an increasingly digital culture. It furnishes children and young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding that will help them to take a full and active part in social, cultural, economic, civic and intellectual life now and in the future. This handbook is aimed at educational practitioners and school leaders in both primary and secondary schools who are interested in creative and critical uses of technology in the classroom.
Website resource with links to an A-Z list of Joseph Rowntree Foundation publications. Resources range from education, training and employment, housing and communities and social problems, to health and care, involvement and engagement, and arts, culture and technology.
This report, one of a series of supplementary reports to 'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities, focuses on improving services and supports for children and young people with learning disabilities and with autism spectrum disorder in Scotland.
Valentine Scarlett, teaching fellow at University of Dundee explores innovative ways to support social work students meet Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection. She describes her work with a range of pre qualifying students across disciplines to enhance their learning in child care and protection. By encouraging students to work collaboratively in this arena, she explains how joint approaches can be explored, assumptions questioned and potential future working relationships identified.