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How can we help young people with a social worker to thrive in education?

Doing well in school is among the strongest predictors of future life success. Although the relationship isn’t perfect – some people succeed without many or any qualifications, or return to education later in life – this relationship is important. Ensuring that young people can access and achieve in education is a priority for well-functioning societies.

School SEN allocations 'unfair', study finds

  • Friday, July 17, 2015
The way funding is allocated to schools so they can support children with special educational needs (SEN) is perceived as unfair and should be changed because it does not tally up with requirements on the ground, a report has concluded.

Added incentive

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
More money is now available to support the educational needs of looked-after children through the Pupil Premium Plus. Joe Lepper looks at how the cash can be spent effectively.

Legal Update: Caring for refugee children

  • Monday, September 28, 2015
Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the UK government's response to the refugee crisis and foster care provision for refugee children.