Taking Care of Education
Subtitle: An evaluation of the education of looked after children
Rachel Harker, David Dobel-Ober, David Berridge and Ruth Sinclair
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Despite developments in policy and practice, the academic outcomes for children and young people who are looked after by local authorities continues to be poorer than for their peers who are not in care.
This book details the evaluation of the Taking Care of Education development project, developing an understanding of the relationship between specific interventions and outcomes for young people. It also identifies ways of developing a culture within local authorities that can effectively promote the educational welfare of looked after children and young people, and concludes by considering the implications of the key findings for policy, practice and research.
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As Director of Research, Dr Ruth Sinclair developed and managed the extensive research and evaluation programme of NCB. Prior to this Ruth worked at Loughborough University and as Head of Research and Evaluation at Leicestershire Social Services Department. Ruth has many years experience in conducting research on and with children. She has a particular interest in children in public care or in receipt of social care and in children's participation in decision-making. She is also interested in developing child-centred research approaches that include the views and perspectives of children and involves them as widely as possible in all stages of the research process.
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