Creating positive educational futures for young people who are at risk of, or are already in, out-of-home care
Dr Priscilla Dunk-West
Improving child protection and its effects.
Community Based Study
The link between child abuse and related trauma on young people’s educational engagement is clear. Statutory removal into out-of-home care can lead to behavioural issues that result in school exclusion or disengagement. This project applies an educational intervention to work with young people aged 14-17 at risk of, or who are already in, out-of-home care. Using a tailored, trauma-informed approach to education will improve future employment prospects and wellbeing for this cohort by helping them to feel hopeful about their futures and competent heading into independent living.