The recent review of the Diploma in Social Work highlighted the fact that children and young people who are in care have less successsful records of educational achievement than their peers. Social Work with Children encourages students to view the educational experiences of the young people they will work with seriously and to provide them with the necessary information to do so with confidence and authority. It takes account of the problems asssociated with inter-agency and inter-professional work drawing upon the authors own practical experience and research. Illustrative case studies are provided.
Introduction: Compulsory State Education and Schooling in Britain 1. The Impact of Schooling 2. Educational Reform in Britain Since 1979 3. Social Work and Schooling 4. The Education of Children in Public Care 5. Children who Care 6. School Attendance 7. Behaviour and Exclusions 8. Children with Special Educational Needs 9. Child Protection. Index