Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Supporting Care Leavers to Fulfil their Educational Aspirations: Resilience, Relationships and Resistance to Help

an article by Jenny Driscoll (King’s College London, London, UK) published in Children & Society Volume 27 Issue 2 (March 2013)


Most children in state care do not do as well in school as their peers, but the period of leaving care and transition to adulthood may offer a ‘turning point’ for positive change.

Based on a small study of care leavers in England, this article employs the concept of resilience to explore the significance of supportive relationships in enabling this group of young people to make decisions about their future and encouraging them to overcome setbacks in educational attainment.

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