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Find out about Children and Young Peoples'
views on Vulnerable Children.
C4EO’s work on vulnerable children – in particular, looked after children and young
people (LACYP) – supports Directors of Children’s Services and Children’s Services
by providing the knowledge, data and tailored support to help improve outcomes for
this vulnerable group.
The work set out to answer three questions in regard to looked after children:
The work on this theme was shaped and guided by a Theme Advisory Group.
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for this theme.
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C4EO has published and will regularly update a range of resources on Vulnerable
(Looked After) Children. For a more detailed description of each type of resource,
see Our services.
The Vulnerable (Looked After) Children summary is a concise and accessible overview
of C4EO’s current work in this theme for directors of children’s services.
The following resources are now available on Vulnerable (Looked After) Children:
Promoting the quality
of life of looked-after children and young people (821Kb PDF file, 168 pages)
This guidance, produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
(NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) aims to improve quality
of life (physical and social health, educational and emotional wellbeing) of looked-after
children and young people. The focus is on ensuring that organisations, professionals
and carers work together to deliver high quality care, stable placements and nurturing
relationships for looked-after children and young people.
This film focuses on the transition from care to independent living, showing two
different experiences of young people who have been in care.
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Ashley is a young man who was being looked after by a Local Authority in the north
of England. He is currently at university and, with the support and steer of Suzanne
Triggs (then Development Officer at Kirklees Council) made a series of 3 short films
outlining his journey to date and his experiences of university life. This film
serves as a resource for professionals as it offers valuable insight into what makes
the difference, and also as a powerful motivating tool for other looked after young
people – as Ashley embodies just what can be achieved when aspirations are nurtured.
Our thanks to Ashley and Suzanne Triggs for allowing us to show the film.
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As with all C4EO themes, C4EO recognises that not all useful knowledge about ‘what
works’ and why, is to be found in research reports and papers. We are therefore
keen to hear about practice that is leading to significantly improved outcomes for
children, young people and their families.
We will incorporate validated local practice examples into our full reviews on what
works, which will be shared with other decision-makers in the children’s services
field. We will also include them as a special body of evidence on this website.
To be validated, practice examples need to be supported by some evidence which shows
the outcomes and changes that have been achieved.
If you would like to submit an example of effective local practice, please:
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If you have any queries regarding validated local practice, please do not hesitate
to contact Monica Hetherington at NFER via
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See how local practice examples are making a difference
Coram’s Concurrent Planning Service
Mentoring and Peer Support (MAPS) 1:1 for vulnerable children and young people, London Borough of Sutton.
The SafeBase Parenting Programme
View all validated local practice
Suggest local practice examples
Quality saves children; quality saves money, Avocet House, Norfolk
‘Adapt’ (Attachment Difficulties and Parenting Therapeutically) – carer groups
View all promising local practice
The Park Parenting Approach
Reduction of the numbers of Looked After Children (LAC) in residential care, London Borough of Enfield
South East Wales Improvement Collaborative Children’s Commissioning Programme
View all emerging local practice