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Promoting the achievement of looked after children and young people across the Central South Consortium in Wales

Carroll, C; Herbert, E; Lee, F; Dean, S; Coles, M; James, G; Holder, N; (2018) Promoting the achievement of looked after children and young people across the Central South Consortium in Wales. (Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) ). UCL (Institute of Education): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

As of March 2017, there were 5,955 children and young people in care in Wales. Across the Central South Consortium (Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynonn Taf and Vale of Glamorgan) there were 2,170 children and young people looked after. The majority of these children are in care as a result of birth families being unable to provide a level of care that meets their emotional and well-being needs. Children and young people who are in or have experienced care remain one of the lowest performing groups in terms of educational outcomes. In 2016, eleven per cent of young people in Wales achieved A* to C grade at GCSE. Care leavers can experience poorer employment and health outcomes after leaving school compared to their peers; for example, 45% of young people who were looked after were not engaged in education, training or employment (NEET) or not in touch with their local authority on their 19th birthday in 2015. This compares with around 4.9% of all other children who leave school at the end of Year 13. However, the education and achievement of children and young people in care is currently the focus of renewed policy, research and practice attention across Wales. The Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 provides the legal framework for improving the well-being of people who need care and support. A national strategic approach to improving outcomes for children looked after is underway with a focus on promoting and improving collaborative working across agencies, identifying and sharing good practice and making improvements where they are needed. The purpose of this report is to share practice in selected in Central South Consortium (CSC) schools that is contributing to improved outcomes and school experiences for children and young people in care.

Type: Report
Title: Promoting the achievement of looked after children and young people across the Central South Consortium in Wales
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development > IOE - PHD Centre for Inclusive Educ
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094351
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