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Looked after or overlooked?: good parenting and school choice for looked after children

Le Grand, Julian ORCID: 0000-0002-7864-0118 and Chater, David (2006) Looked after or overlooked?: good parenting and school choice for looked after children. . Social Market Foundation, London, UK.

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Despite improvements over recent years and a continued focus from government on the needs of Looked After Children (LAC), educational and other outcomes for this group are still far behind their peers. This is partly because of structural problems with the education system, and the links between education and social services, and partly because of the lack of a strong parental role to advocate on behalf of the child. Current educational reforms that aim to place greater control in the hands of parents and increase choice within the school system risk overlooking Looked After Children, or even increasing current disadvantage. This paper addresses this issue by setting out a system of financial incentives that give “corporate parents” the same power and interest in their children’s education as any other parent.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2006 Social Market Foundation
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2008 09:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:10

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