Can Scotland achieve more for looked after children?

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    The Learning with Care report (HMI and SWSI, 2001) made seven criticisms in relation to the provision of education for looked after children in Scotland. The most recent report, Looked after children and young people: We can and must do better (Scottish Executive, 2007), contains 19 actions for improvement. This paper examines whether the distinctiveness of the Scottish political landscape has the potential to lead to improvements in tackling the deficits in the educational experience and attainment of looked after children and young people clearly acknowledged by the authors of both reports. The paper considers the recent history of political concern and asks whether things are getting better, concluding that while there is only limited improvement, the climate is more supportive and more emphatic in its expectations of the young people and the professionals who support them.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages81-91
    Number of pages10
    JournalAdoption and Fostering
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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    Keywords

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    In: Adoption and Fostering, Vol. 31, No. 1, 05.2007, p. 81-91.

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