A group of young people in Aberdeenshire has launched a new guide for school staff and pupils, on how they can support looked after children.
The Young People’s Organising and Campaigning Group (YPOC) is behind the DVD. The group is made up of young people aged 12 and over, many with their own experiences of the care system.
This new resource explains through real examples, some of the difficulties faced by looked after children at school and offers advice to both staff and pupils on how they can help them to get the most out of school.
Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, and the council’s Champion for Looked After Children (South), Cllr Alison Evison commented 'This guide and DVD are the result of a huge amount of hard work by the YPOC Group to make sure Looked After Children have the best possible experience at school.'
A copy of the DVD will be purchased for every school in Abedeenshire, for use in staff training and induction. The YPOC Group will also collaborate with senior staff to develop new lesson plans to accompany the DVD.