Statutory guidance

Promoting the achievement of looked-after children

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This guidance has been replaced by statutory guidance on promoting the education of looked-after children.

Statutory guidance for local authorities to support looked-after children's aspirations to achieve in further and higher education.

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Promoting the achievement of looked-after children

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This statutory guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • directors of children’s services
  • social workers
  • independent reviewing officers
  • officers who are responsible for the education of looked-after children

It details the duty local authorities have to promote the educational achievement of the children they look after, including those placed out-of-authority.

This guidance updates and replaces statutory guidance issued in 2005 on the duty on local authorities to promote the educational achievement of looked-after children.

It will be reviewed in spring and updated in summer 2014.