Ten top tips for supporting education

Written by Eileen Fursland, Kate Cairns and Chris Stanway
Price: £9.95
Publisher: BAAF
Publication date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 907585 715
TTT Supporting education front cover
About the book

Doing well at school can make a huge difference to a child’s life chances. For looked after children, school can also provide much-needed stability and security. But on average, children and young people in care do not do as well in school as their peers. How can social workers help children to thrive in education, reap the benefits of the stability it offers, and reach their potential?

This book looks at some positive steps that workers and carers can take to support looked after children in school, including: assessing the impact of the child’s history on their education; facilitating links between the carers and the school; forming a relationship with school staff; and supporting the child through transitions. Good practice points are included throughout.

All practitioners involved with looked after children and young people will find this book invaluable for quick reference and practical advice on ensuring that children’s time in school makes a positive difference to their lives and futures.


Ten Top Tips series