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

Le Grand, Julian 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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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://www.smf.co.uk/
Additional Information: © 2006 Social Market Foundation
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2008 09:41
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/4375/

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