Improving Educational Outcomes for Children Looked after at Home: The Perspectives of Designated Managers for Looked after Children

Alison Hennessy, Graham Connelly, Vicki Welch

Research output: Other contribution

67 Downloads (Pure)


The educational attainment of looked after children in Scotland remains low compared with children who are not looked after, especially for children who are looked after at home. This briefing describes an action research programme led by CELCIS, exploring how the barriers to looked after children's learning can be overcome.
Designated Managers for looked after children (DMs), pastoral staff and education officers in four local authorities were asked to describe the learning journey of the looked after children within their schools. Staff from early-years' centres, primary schools and secondary schools were consulted. The consultation was intended to inform current work by CELCIS using improvement methodology to test practice aimed at achieving positive educational outcomes for looked after children.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputPrint
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameCELCIS Research Briefings


  • looked after children
  • designated managers
  • education
  • educational outcomes

Cite this