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Improving the Education of Looked After Children: A Guide for Local Authorities and Service Providers


Key resources


Collis, A. (2008). Education. London: The Fostering Network.

To order, see the Publications and Resources area of the Fostering Network website: http://www.fostering.net

Connelly, G., Forrest, J., Furnivall, J, Siebelt, L., Smith, I. & Seagraves, L. (2008). The Educational attainment of looked after children - local authority pilot projects: Final research report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

HMI/ SWSG (2001). Learning with care: The education of children looked after away from home by local authorities. Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive.

HMIE (2003). Evaluating education and care placements for looked after children and young people. Edinburgh: HMIE.

HMIE (2006). A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality Indicators. Edinburgh: HMIE.

HMIE (2008). Count us in: Improving the education of our looked after children. Edinburgh: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education.

Happer, H., McCreadie, J., Aldgate, J. (2006). Celebrating success: What helps looked after children succeed. Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive.

MacKay, T. (2007). Achieving the Vision: The Final Research Report of the West Dunbartonshire Literacy Initiative. Dumbarton: West Dunbartonshire Council.
To order, email: education.centralregistry@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

SWIA (2006). Extraordinary lives: Creating a positive future for looked after children and young people in Scotland. Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive.

Scottish Executive (2004). Happy, safe and achieving their potential: A standard of support for children and young people in Scottish schools. Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive.

Scottish Executive (2007). Looked after children and young people: We can and must do better. Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive.

Scottish Government (2008a). These are our bairns: A guide for community planning partnerships on being a good corporate parent. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2008b). A Brief Summary of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995: Looked After Children. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2008c). Core tasks for designated managers in educational and residential establishments. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (2008d). Looked after children, young people and care leavers: Examples of good practice under Section 30 Children (Scotland) Act 1995 by all local authorities in Scotland. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Scottish Government (forthcoming). Improving the educational outcomes of Scotland's looked after children: A new reporting framework. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.

Siebelt, L. & Morrison, E. (2008). Caring about success: Young people's stories. Glasgow: Who Cares? Scotland.
To order, contact Who Cares? Scotland: http://www.whocaresscotland.org

Stevens, I. (2007). Evaluation of the South Lanarkshire storytelling project. Glasgow SIRCC/University of Strathclyde.
To order, contact Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care: http://www.sircc.org.uk

White, R. (2007). Partnership working and the education of looked after children. London: NFER.
To order, contact NFER: http://www.nfer.ac.uk/index.cfm

Who Cares? Trust (2008). Who cares about going to university: Professional's guide. London: The Who Cares? Trust.
To order, contact The Who Cares? Trust: http://www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk

Web sites

General Teaching Council for Scotland (see Publications, Guidance for Teachers, Looked After Children): http://www.gtcs.org.uk

Looked after Children: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/lookedafterchildren

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration: http://www.scra.gov.uk

University of Strathclyde (books and articles about the education and wellbeing of looked after children and young people: http://www.strath.ac.uk/jhlibrary/sr/eyp

Youth in Mind: http://www.sdqinfo.com

Further information about social and policy research commissioned and published on behalf of the Scottish Government, can be viewed on the Internet at:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch .

If you have any further queries about social research, please contact us at socialresearch@scotland.gsi.gov.uk or on 0131-244 7560.

The Looked After Children & Young People: We Can and Must Do Better Training Materials, an interactive DVD- ROM containing comprehensive materials and courses for both self-study and training are aimed at practitioners who work with looked after children and young people. For more information about the We Can and Must Do Better Training Materials, please send an email to lookedafterchildren2@scotland.gsi.gov.uk .