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Previously Looked-After Children

Support and advice for previously looked-after children's parents, guardians and schools

Research papers and reports

Therapeutic spaces in schools: design to benefit care-experienced children and the adults who work with them is a report compiled by Dr Emma Dyer and Dr Sara Freitag (Senior Educational Psychologist) of AfC Virtual School.

This report is aimed at maximising the benefit that these spaces can bring to care-experienced children and young people as well as all those who have experienced trauma and attachment issues. By examining the types and qualities of spaces being used in participant schools and staff perceptions of these spaces, they investigate key factors of therapeutic spaces that support the success of interactions in them. The report includes an audit tool for evaluating therapeutic spaces in your own school, including aspects around well-being and designation of rooms, as well as qualities such as ventilation, acoustic protection and lighting.

Better Futures is a report compiled by Adoption UK charity with recommendations for giving adopted young people an equal chance in society. 

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: health needs assessment  is a health needs assessment for people living with FASD, their carers and families, and those at risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies in England. It was written following a series of roundtable events in 2018, between the Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO), and policy makers from DHSC, experts and people with lived experience. Developed in collaboration with a range of professionals around the country, it aims to provide an accessible and reliable source of information for those wishing to engage with the issue regardless of their background.