Institute of Education


VIRTUAL EVENT: Exploring the needs of children who come into and leave care

07 July 2020, 10:00 am–11:00 am

Primary school classroom. Image: Megan Soule via Unsplash

The webinar will explore the multiple barriers that care experienced learners face and consider approaches that support them.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Dean Crow

Students in the care system are statistically one of the lowest performing groups in society and are often described as one of the most vulnerable. There is a statutory duty on schools and local authorities to promote the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children. 

This webinar will explore what this means by considering the roles of designated teachers, foster carers and those who leave care through adoption and special guardianship orders. 

Backed up by findings from the PALAC (Promoting the Achievement of Looked After Children) it will highlight the multiple barriers that these children face and consider approaches that support them.


CIE online series 

The UCL Centre for Inclusive Education’s (CIE) weekly online sessions provide an opportunity for teachers, teaching assistants, Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCO), parents and other interested parties to learn more about a variety of topics related to SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability).

These sessions are a great opportunity for participants to tap into the centre’s expertise, with two or more tutors online during each presentation to answer questions.  


Image: Megan Soule via Unsplash