The positive educational experiences of ‘looked-after’ children and young people

Nicola Cann
Research has consistently reported the academic underachievement of children in care (Department for Education and Skills, 2005), with authors reporting associations between academic performance and later outcomes. People with experience of care are over-represented amongst adults in prison (Social Exclusion Unit, 2003), mental health service users (Jackson & Simon, 2006), and drug users (Jackson & Simon, 2006). Much research has focused on negative outcomes. However, more recently a strengths-based approach has been utilised to draw...
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