What about me? A scoping study into the educational experiences of care experienced children and young people in Midlothian

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Abstract

This is a research report of a scoping study carried out in a Local Authority about the educational experiences of care experienced children and young people. The views of young people, their carers and educators were sought about attendance, attainment, curricular activities, participation in extra-curricular activities within and outwith school, relationships with peers and teachers, home support with academic work, carer involvement in school, pastoral support, and play with peers in break-time and at home. This was done through interviews and focus groups. Three broad themes emerged: the identity of care experienced young people and their carers; academic achievement, schooling and attendance, and; the views and impact of educators and other professionals. The report is followed by recommendations around awareness-raising and training, partnerships, structures and support and the importance of building and maintaining relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherMidlothian Council
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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