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Education - Adoption & Fostering special edition

| Multiple

This special issue of the journal is guest edited by Sonia Jackson, editor of Nobody Ever Told Us School Mattered(BAAF, 2001) and a leading researcher and writer in the field. It focuses on the education of looked-after children and how and where they are supported or – more often – failed by “the system”. It features articles from England, Scotland and Australia. Themes include: the role of social pedagogy in foster care; education and self-reliance among care leavers; the work of Our Place, a special centre promoting the educational achievement of looked after and adopted children; and the views of adoptive parents.

Four essential guides to online safety

| Eileen Fursland

This bundle includes: Foster care and social networking - Social networking and contact - Facing up to Facebook - Social networking and you. Get these four essential guides to online safety for only £35 (£48.80 when purchased separately).

Learn the child

| Kate Cairns and Chris Stanway

Children and young people in care do less well than their peers at all stages of education, primarily due to their experiences of separation, loss and trauma. What can we do to address this persistent problem? How can we help traumatised children to learn? This resource pack has been produced with the input of many foster carers, social workers and teachers and will help address these behavioural issues.

Nutmeg gets cross

| Judith Foxon

The popular Nutmeg children’s book series tells the story of a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother. Nutmeg is angry that being adopted makes him “different”. He misses his birth family but is cross with them at the same time. He is being bullied at school and finds some changes confusing. This book will help children to recognise and understand their muddled emotions and learn to come to terms with how their situation can make them feel.

Nutmeg gets into trouble

| Judith Foxon

The popular Nutmeg children’s book series tells the story of a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother. Nutmeg likes school but has started having problems with bullying. He gets into trouble for fighting when he is trying to protect his friends. This book will help children from a wide age range to explore how events in school may affect them, and how best they can react and manage their emotions.

Pathways through education for young people in care

| Edited by Sonia Jackson

Edited by one of the world’s leading experts on education and looked after children, this anthology argues that education, in its broadest sense, should be at the centre of care and care at the centre of education. It brings together up-to-date evidence from interdisciplinary research with innovations in practice that have been shown to make a real difference – both in the UK and overseas.

Supporting children's learning

| Clare Pallett, John Simmonds and Andrea Warman

The Supporting Children’s Learning training resource has been designed to help carers support the education of children in their care and enable them to become more confident and effective learners.

Ten top tips on supporting education

| Eileen Fursland with Kate Cairns and Chris Stanway

The Ten Top Tips series considers some of the fundamental themes in child care practice in concise, practical guides ideal for busy practitioners. This book looks at some positive steps that workers and carers can take to support looked after children in school.

The adopter's handbook on education

| Eileen Fursland

This is a must-read book for any parent seeking to support their adopted child through school. It contains information advice and ideas on: choosing and starting a new school; working with a child's school and teachers; financial and other support available for previously looked after children; and rights, special needs support, exclusion and alternative provision.