Insights into LAC in schools and how to improve their education Why aren’t looked after children as successful as other children in education? Just what is it like to be a looked after child in school? In this programme looked after children and care leavers share their experiences of life in care and school as we explore ways to improve their path and success in education.
Issues raised include the importance of learning the child (you don’t have one rule for all children you should learn the individual); and the need for confidentiality, encouragement, and emotional understanding. Among those contributing to the discussion are child care expert and author, Kate Cairns; Caspari Foundation Educational Psychotherapist, Dr Heather Geddes; and Head of Barnet Children’s Services, Paul Fallon.