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About the issue
It is a legal requirement for children and young people to attend school regularly and punctually. Time out of the classroom may mean missing important lessons. The first ten minutes of a class would usually cover the introduction to an activity, and once missed may disrupt the rest of the child’s schedule.
Truancy can have a negative impact on a child and/or young person’s future. Truancy matters because:
Foster carer champions are a group of volunteers who provide peer support for foster carers that need extra help or a good listening ear. The champions group meet monthly for training and support from The Fostering Network in Scotland.
Walking Tall is one of a number of innovative programmes that The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered children and young people.
For more information about Walking Tall email Sarah McEnhill.
For media enquiries email The Fostering Network’s media team or ring 020 7620 6441.
Fostering Excellence is one of a number of innovative programmes run by The Fostering Network.
Head, Heart, Hands was The Fostering Network’s innovative programme exploring the impact that the introduction of social pedagogy can have on outcomes for fostered children and young people.
Tips for foster carers
Speak to your young person
Why is education important?
Education can mean many things. One aspect is schooling, another is exams, tests, and qualifications, and yet another is learning and personal development and growth.
School is a vital part of all of this. It can often provide continuity and stability when a fostered child or young adult’s life is in turmoil.
Fostering the Future is one of several innovative programmes The Fostering Network runs to improve foster care and outcomes for fostered young people and foster and kinship foster carers.
For more information about Fostering the Future phone The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland on 028 9070 5056, or contact Mikhaila Woods.