Education

Official statistics show that looked after children do far less well at school and when they leave school than other children from similar backgrounds. We say this is a simply unacceptable situation. Our key goal is to play a big part in narrowing the educational attainment gap for all looked after children.

We believe in building on the rich capacities, skills and aspirations of all looked after children. We work with teachers, carers and other professionals to ensure that every child receives the high quality and well rounded education they deserve. That way, we will close the gap completely.

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Virtual School Head Teachers’ Network

Find out more about Scotland's Virtual School Head Teachers and how their work is helping to drive progress towards improved educational experiences for all care experienced children and young people.

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Reports and statistics

Children’s Social Work Statistics

Published March 2018

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Education Outcomes for Looked After Children

Published June 2018

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Scottish Funding Council Reports on Students with Care Experience 

Published September 2018

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Student Awards Agency Scotland Data on Care Experienced Bursary and Accommodation 

Published November 2018

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CELCIS publications

CELCIS Response to Scottish Government Education Reform Consultation

This consultation document provides information and insights on the proposed changes to Education Scotland and the reform of the Scottish Qualificatio…

Case Study

Education Forum - November 2017

Notes and presentation from the November 2017 Education Forum meeting.

Blog

CELCIS Response to Scottish Government Education Reform Consultation

This consultation document provides information and insights on the proposed changes to Education Scotland and the reform of the Scottish Qualificatio…