Institute of Education


Taking Action for Looked After Children in School: a conference celebrating the achievements of PALAC

Start: Feb 02, 2017 09:00 AM
End: Feb 02, 2017 02:00 PM

Location: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

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Presenting an overview of the educational landscape for children in care in school, this conference will showcase some of the projects undertaken by schools involved in the Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children (PALAC) programme since its launch in 2014.

The conference also celebrates the official launch of the book ‘Taking Action for Looked After Children in School’ (UCL IOE Press, 2017) which describes findings from the first year of the programme. The books' authors Professor Claire Cameron and Dr Catherine Carroll will present the findings and achievements of PALAC to date.


PALAC is a knowledge exchange programme which aims to support the development of practice in schools and to expand the evidence base to ultimately improve outcomes for children in care. It seeks to achieve this aim by providing a forum for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between practitioners and researchers.

The programme is run by the Special Educational Needs Joint Initiative for Training (SENJIT) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and draws on expertise across the IOE with colleagues from the Thomas Coram Research Unit and the Department of Psychology and Human Development.


  • £125 early bird for PALAC Alumni including a copy of book
  • £160 early bird including a copy of the book
  • £195 standard including a copy of the book

A lunch will be included. To book a place contact Dean Crow on 02076126305 or d.crow@ucl.ac.uk.

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