Tips for foster carers
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Today we're discussing Personal Education Plans, pupil premium plus and special educational needs.
Today we're discussing applying to school, who makes the decision, admission priority, and transition to secondary school.
The Fostering Network works with foster carers and fostering service staff to try to eradicate educational inequality amongst care experienced children compared to their peers.
The following pages will give foster carers some starting points for supporting a child's learning and development at home:
Young people who have lived in care are not accessing the support available to them when applying to university and once they are studying. Going to university can be a huge challenge. This can particularly be the case for those who have lived in care, who may have faced additional problems in life and may not have a family to support them through higher education.
The Fostering Network welcomes the publication of a new report that shows that stable foster care is providing a boost to the educational achievements of children and young people, compared with those who are in need and stay living with troubled families, a new report has revealed.
Since 2005, The Fostering Network Wales Thrive magazine has provided information and guidance to children and young people in foster care. The overall objective of Thrive is to empower young people affected by foster care and provide a legitimate platform from which they can express their views.