Charities urge better teaching support for children in care
A number of leading children’s charities are calling on the government to overhaul teaching standards to ensure children with experience of care are better supported in school. The group, led by Adoption UK, says that children with experience of care need to be recognised by teachers and schools as a distinct group with specific needs, in the same way pupils with disabilities are.
In a letter to schools minister Nick Gibb, the group is calling for amendments to teaching standards, to ensure they take into account the trauma children in care have faced through neglect and abuse.
Further details are available on the Children and Young People Now website.