In February 2018 two key pieces of Statutory Guidance were published by the Department for Education for maintained schools and Academies:
The Stepladder of Achievement is a tailor made programme of six steps created by the Share Foundation for young people in care aged 15 to 17 years to develop life skills for employment, higher education or training, and for living independently.Read more: Earn an extra £1,500 by completing the Stepladder of Achievement
Research shows that children who have been adopted from care or who are the subject of special guardianship orders do less than half as well as their non-adopted peers at the end of primary and secondary school.Read more: FREE Training for Schools: Supporting Previously Looked After Children
Matt Dunkley CBE, KCC Corporate Director (Children, Young People and Education) attended our 8th annual awards ceremony honouring the outstanding achievements of our children on care and had the following to say….Read more: VSK Awards Ceremony 2018 - Congratulations to all winners!
Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2019, with the global theme of ‘Together for a better internet’.Read more: Safer Internet Day 2019
Our Summer 2018 newsletters are packed full of useful information and updates from across the team. We hope you enjoy reading them.Read more: Read the latest editions of our newsletters......
On Thursday the 28th June, Kent welcomed representatives from other Local Authorities across England to hear how they could make a difference for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People. Utilising Kent’s experience with the young people, we aimed to share and focus our minds towards achieving excellent placement, educational and well-being outcomes and community integration.Read more: Conference: Making a Difference for UASC - June 2018
During the last year our North and West Kent localities have been involved in a pilot project with Kent Children’s University.Read more: Kent Children's University - Pilot Project in North and West Kent
The step to higher education is daunting for everyone – but for those who come from a care background it can be even more so. That’s why UCAS have developed a care leavers toolkit of resources to help professionals support students in care.
Here are their top ten tips:Read more: UCAS's Tips for Those Supporting Young People in Care
CreativeMe is an exciting writing competition run by Pearson Publishing which celebrates the creativity of children and young people in care. Entrants can submit poems and short stories on any theme or topic and winners received a book token and certificate.
Congratulations to Matt on his winning entry…..Read more: CreativeMe Writing Competition 2018 - Congratulations Matt!