Training material

Hampshire Council, £50


If you are seriously committed to promoting the educational
achievements of looked-after young people, to raising awareness and
to interagency training, then consider this excellent training
pack, writes Ken Campbell.

The authors bring the issues alive by involving real people –
carers, social workers, teachers – interspersed with comments and
perspectives from young people that are powerful and
thought-provoking. Areas of potential difficulty are not ignored –
placements, choice of school, personal education plans, interagency
communication and the effectiveness of the “corporate

The video is very well produced and supported by a clear and
concise pack that clarifies the main messages from research and
guidance. It provides stimulating exercises to work across the
spectrum from those children with challenging behaviour to those
successfully accessing and supporting higher education. An input
from councillors and senior managers on the development of the
corporate parenting culture would have been useful.

This video and training pack, making use of the views and voices of
young people, is clear, relevant, stimulating and challenging. A
worthwhile investment.

Ken Campbell is a consultant on the education of
looked-after young people

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