Renfrewshire Council

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Four ways we're improving attainment for care-experienced children and young people

Thanks to a new fund as part of the Scottish Government's Attainment Challenge, the Council will initially receive £359 thousand to enhance support to care-experienced children and young people

Here are the four ways we will use this money to improve attainment outcomes for children and young people who are looked-after at home, in care, have been adopted or were previously looked-after.

1. Free Books

We're extending access to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library so that children aged up to 5 years-old who are involved with social work services can also receive a free book each month.

2. Improving Sleeping Habits

We'll train more teachers, residential and social workers to support care-experienced children and young people get into better sleep habits. This will help them do better at school and increase their capacity to learn.

3. Involve Parents in Learning

We'll develop a new service to work with parents of care-experienced children and young people to support them get involved in their child's learning at home and their journey through school.

4. Raise Aspirations

We'll develop another new service to support care-experienced children and young people to raise their ambitions for later life and see education as a route towards those goals.

Published: Friday 2 November 2018

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