Young people and their foster carers’ experience of education

TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) has published a report of its annual survey of children and young people and their foster carers’ experience of education. 81 children and young people were interviewed and 89 foster carers surveyed. Key findings include: most children and young people interviewed feel supported at school, with 92 per cent able to name someone they could talk to if they had a problem; 30 per cent of foster carers said they did not get to choose which school their foster child attended – not reflecting changes in the admission process, which enable looked after children to get their first school choice. Recommendations include: tutoring from a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) tutor in the home to further support education outcomes.

Source: TACT Date: 04 June 2018

Further information: Reaching for the best? What children in care and their carers really think about education (PDF)

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