A response from CELCIS to Scottish Parliament Education, Children and Young People Committee’s Call for views on the impact of the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

Year: 2022
Topic: Corporate parenting, Education
Author: Linda O’Neill and Michael Bettencourt

This document is a response to the Education, Children and Young People Committee’s call for views on The Scottish Attainment Challenge. It focuses on the impact that this funding has made for children and young people with care experience.

It concludes that whilst there is strong evidence of new partnerships, a more collaborative system and a focus on health and wellbeing, the methodology that has been used to allocate funding for the care experienced children and young people’s funding has been complex, and arguably inequitable in some areas.

It also suggests developing a narrative approach to evaluate the impact of funding on the ’live’, changing needs of care experienced learners and the communities they live in and states that the sector would benefit from the development of bespoke approaches and toolkits that reflect this learning and capture the changing needs of learners.

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