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Supporting young people in care: teaching the next generation of professionals ways to think creatively at the point of crisis

Claire Cameron.  Driving through a wood, late at night, a streetwise 17-year-old becomes panicky as her mobile signal dies. John, her foster carer, knows she is entering her panic zone, turns the car around and sees the girl’s face relax

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, young people

Social pedagogy: the approach that intertwines well-being and learning

Claire Cameron.  Young people growing up in care get some of the best GCSE results of anywhere in England if they are looked after in the London Borough of Hackney. This is a remarkable turnaround for what was once a

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Looked after children: how can teachers help them achieve and thrive?

Claire Cameron “What did you do at the weekend?” It seems like an innocuous question to ask pupils at the start of the school week. But for children in the care system it can raise a whole range of uncomfortable

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Special educational needs and psychology
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