An Asset Account for Looked After Children: A proposal to improve educational outcomes for children in care
Author: Dominic Maxwell, Kate Stanley, Sonia Sodha
Topic: Asset building and saving
Publisher: IPPR Trading Ltd
Location: United Kingdom
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: August 31, 2006
An individual asset account that can be accessed before the age of 18 could help children in care to develop a sense of control and some measure of security in their lives, support key transitions post-16, overcome some of the barriers to participation in extra-curricular activities, and reward achievements. The analysis in this paper is based on existing empirical evidence and on discussions both with young people with experience of the care system, and with adults who work with them.
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