Research into where children living in children’s homes receive their education and what the quality of this education is like.
This study starts to address the shortfall in research identifying where children living in children’s homes are educated. By identifying the provision accessed by children in children’s homes, this study also allows insight into the quality of education received by these children.
Previous studies have found that the educational outcomes for children living in children’s homes are poor compared with their peers. To unpick this further, it is important to have a picture of where children living in children’s homes are educated. This forms the first step in our broader aim to map the journeys of children looked after, and children in need, through the social care system.
This study covers:
- the full range of school-aged children living in children’s homes, including those attending primary schools, secondary schools and further education and skills (FES) providers
- a wide range of educational provision types, including state-funded, independent, mainstream and special education provisions
- the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019
Published 17 February 2021