What the research tells us about improving educational outcomes of looked after children. Judy Sebba Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education University of Oxford Department of Education [email protected] What I will cover. T he aims of the Rees Centre
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What the research tells us about improving educational outcomes of looked after children
Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education
University of Oxford Department of Education
The aims of the Rees Centre
Context for looked after children in England
What does the evidence tell us about how we can better support educational outcomes of looked after children?
What schools and fostering services can do to progress this
The Rees Centre aims to:
We are doing this by:
Centre is funded by the Core Assets Group
Reasons for child placement (source DfE, 2012)
Absent parenting 5%
Unacceptable behaviour 2%
Family dysfunction 14%
Abuse or neglect 62%
Acute family stress 9%
Parent illness or disability 4%
Child disability 3%
DfE (2013) Statistical First Release 11 Dec 2013
42 studies from US, England & Canada:
How will we do this?