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Published, 18 June 2019

Educational outcomes statistics published

The Scottish Government has today (Tuesday 18 June 2019) published the Educational Outcomes for Looked After Children 2017-2018 statistics.

Linking school and social work data, it provides information on school leaver attainment and post school destinations.

While the figures show that educational outcomes have improved over the last five years, there is still a large gap between looked after children and all pupils, with 39% of looked after children leaving school with one or more qualifications at SCQF level 5 (National 5) compared to 86% of all pupils.

Children in foster care, or living with relatives and those who were looked after for the full year had the best outcomes.

CELCIS is working alongside people in local authority areas on projects to tackle some of the factors affecting educational outcomes for care experienced children and young people as well as funding bodies and further and higher education institutions to support young people to have every opportunity to learn and pursue their ambitions.

CELCIS's Looked After and Learning, draws on decades of research and practice to highlight how to deliver a positive learning experience for every child, no matter their background, and is freely available to all teachers and educators to use to drive improvements.

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