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Children and Young People ’Looked After’?

Education, Intervention and Everyday Culture of Care in Wales

The relative educational, employment and life-course disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains an issue of widespread international concern. This edited collection highlights the significant work undertaken on, and with, care-experienced children and young people in Wales. The chapters will be useful for readers across geographical contexts, who are concerned with improving the lives of children and young people.

288 pages | 11 illustrations | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2018

Education: Education--General Studies

Philosophy: General Philosophy

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“This book presents an authoritative and fascinating account of looked-after children’s views and experiences and of the effectiveness of the system designed to support them. I am heartened by the values that link much of this book, which recognises children and young people’s rights to an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential, however difficult their early start has been, and to act as active participants, often partners, in the research process. The empirical evidence presented here is rooted in Wales, and it will therefore be essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in Wales, but the evidence, analysis, and methodological insights will have resonance internationally.”


Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

“This excellent compendium of research, theory, and interventions into the lived experience of children and young people placed in the care system in Wales addresses critical issues that are by no means confined to one country but extend globally. The range, richness, and utility of research-driven insights into the impacts and outcomes of care defines this uniquely valuable text. If you want to be part of improving the lives and life chances of children in care, then, quite simply, this book is essential reading.”


Andrew Pithouse, Cardiff School of Social Sciences

“This edited volume draws together a significant body of research in Wales concerning care-experienced children and young people. Using innovative methodologies, and with a welcome focus on strengths as well as needs, this book is an important read for anyone who cares about improving the lives of children and young people in care.”


June Statham, UCL Institute of Education

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