Scholarships for care leavers or young people estranged from their family No rent, no bills, 365 days a year for 3 years.   The Unite Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for young people aged 25 years or under who are care leavers or are estranged from their family. Taking care of a place for the young person to live whilst they’re at university and leaving them free to... Continue Reading →

Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children

Updated statutory guidance - published 26 February 2018 Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children Statutory guidance for local authorities to support looked-after and previously looked-after children's aspirations to achieve in further and higher education. Main points Looked-after and previously looked-after children start with the disadvantage of their pre-care experiences and, often, have special educational... Continue Reading →

New study finds more care leavers entering higher education

Read at source: 'Moving on Up' report by the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL)  'Moving on up' - NNECL Extract from source - NNECL website: The 'Moving On Up' report is the first study to provide an overall picture of care leavers in higher education. It explored the educational pathways of all young... Continue Reading →

Children’s mental health green paper ‘to feature joint-working duty’ | Children & Young People Now

By Sophie Eminson and Neil Puffett | 24 October 2017 | Children & Young People Now Expectations could be placed on education and health services to work together in both schools and health settings as part of efforts to boost support for young people facing mental health difficulties, it has emerged. Read full piece at... Continue Reading →

Package of online safety measures announced

Keeping children safe in education is statutory guidance that all schools and colleges must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. In December the government announced that all schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online - including cyber bullying,... Continue Reading →

Keeping children safe in education

Views are being sought on proposed revisions to existing statutory guidance for schools on keeping children safe. These include: Increasing the focus on the importance of a child centred and coordinated approach to safeguarding; Emphasising further the role that individual staff play in safeguarding and the fact it is everyone’s responsibility; Highlighting the importance of early help... Continue Reading →

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