Being in care ‘benefits young people’s education’ A new research study launched yesterday identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England. The fact that most children in care lag behind their peers in their educational achievement has long been a concern. However, this latest research finds that children who are fostered make better educational progress than children in need (children living with their families while receiving social work support). Also, in general, the longer they are in care the better they do. After controlling for other factors, researchers estimate that by the age of 16, children in foster care or kinship care achieved GCSEs at least six grades higher, on average, than […]
The Brock Report: Safeguarding Scotland’s vulnerable children from sexual exploitation A review of the Scottish system. Download the full report below: BrockReportFinal
‘Learning from what works’, is a document produced by the Centre for Equity in Education at the University of Manchester. It is intended as a contribution to the education debate leading up to the election. Download the full report below: Learning from what works 2015
Service Transformation Challenge Panel: Call for Evidence: Response from the Systems Leadership Steering Group and Enablers, July 2014
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Scenarios are envisions of possible, thinkable futures and can be used effectively to ask better questions in a strategic planning context: …not whether, but WHAT IF…? Download the flyer to find out more about what the VSC can offer.
A strategic planning tool for Local Authorities. Scenario Thinking
National CPD Framework for Leaders and Managers of Children’s Services