Evidence indicates that children/young people who are looked after do not generally do as well at school as their peers, which reduces their opportunity to move to further education, and affects their employment or training opportunities.
At FCC we recognised that it is important that our amazing foster carers are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to help the children and young people they look after to get the most out of their time in education.
Helen Shardlow, our Education Advisor in the Wales office recently facilitated some training for our foster carers in relation to the important role they play in promoting good educational outcomes for children/young people. Very positive feedback was given by our carers, particularly in relation to them now having more knowledge of educational systems in Wales, who to contact in schools and their rights as foster carers!
Thank you Helen - we're very proud of you!