Decision details

Educational Attainment of Looked After Children

Decision Maker: Joint Lifelong Learning and Social & Health Care OSC - Expired 07/05/15

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To update members of the attainment of Looked After Children (LAC) in Flintshire - March 2014 (Academic Year 2012 - 2013).


(a)               That the work of the looked after children steering group made up of Education and Children’s Services staff is acted upon to increase the levels of attainment of looked after children, by developing strategies and spending plans for the School Effectiveness Grant and the looked after children Pupil Deprivation Grant which has doubled to £918 for the financial year 2014/15;

(b)               That the literacy and numeracy strategy be used to further identify and up-skill those children and young people who may not be achieving their potential;

(c)               That those children who have Additional Learning Needs continue to access specialist support to help them reach their potential;

(d)               The Directorates of Social Services and Lifelong Learning continue to work collaboratively to further enhance and embed consistent approaches with regard to looked after children;

(e)               That there is a continuation of support for looked after children from the School Effectiveness Grant from the Welsh Government;

(f)                 That work to develop a database on a regional basis to reflect the needs and support provision required for all looked after children continues;

(g)               The positive collaboration across local authorities should continue to be encouraged so that cross-border working and information sharing improves;

(h)               To record the Committe’s gratitude to the foster carers in Flintshire for their work; and

(i)                 That a Governor Champion be appointed for looked after children / safeguarding.

Report author: Kate Wylde

Publication date: 25/06/2014

Date of decision: 02/05/2014

Decided at meeting: 02/05/2014 - Joint Lifelong Learning and Social & Health Care OSC - Expired 07/05/15

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