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Education and Social Care Conference 2024: Working in Partnership to Support Vulnerable Pupils

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Starts on:24/04/2024 09:00 AM
Ends on:24/04/2024 04:00 PM
Location:Online event


Following the disruption caused by Covid, the attainment gap between vulnerable children and their peers is wider than ever. With the number of children in care rising by 9% in the five years up to 2022, schools are spending increasing amounts of time and resources ensuring that these children have the best possible education. This is on top of the continuing delays to additional support, such as Education, Health and Care plans, which are leaving vulnerable children without the resources they need. After the end of the Social Workers in Schools pilot in March 2023, there is therefore an imperative for practitioners to continue to explore ways to work together to improve outcomes for looked after children.

• In the year to March 2023, over half of children in care are identified as having SEND, according to the Department for Education
• 31% of children with a social care referral have been suspended from school at some point, according to Action for Children
• Only 14% of children who have been in care went on to university in 2021-22, according to Civitas, compared with 47% of other young people.

Join us at this one day online conference to hear the latest updates from leading practitioners and experts on multi-agency collaboration to improve the education of children with experience of the social care system. Engage with a series of best practice case studies from across the UK, showcasing innovative and effective partnership working, classroom-based approaches, and tips for supporting vulnerable children through education. You will also have the opportunity to network with senior colleagues from across the public sector to discuss and improve the educational support of looked-after children.

Why attend:
• Hear high-level keynotes on the latest policy and strategies to improve the educational outcomes of vulnerable children
• Gain practical insights into training staff, supporting vulnerable children and reducing school exclusions
• Engage with senior colleagues from across the sector to discuss strategies to improve children’s engagement in education
• Gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota.


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