A Life Deserved: “Caring” for Children and Young People in Northern Ireland Strategy
The ‘A Life Deserved: “Caring” for Children and Young People in Northern Ireland’ Strategy aims to improve the wellbeing of children and young people who are already in care, at risk of entering care and those who have recently left care.
The rights-focused strategy was developed in collaboration with care-experienced children and young people and has been informed by carers, those who work directly with them or on their behalf across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors, including a number of government departments. It will also be implemented across departments, agencies and sectors.
Personal Education Plans
Circular 2011/24 - The introduction of Personal Education Plans for looked after children, provides information for schools on the introduction of Personal Education Plans (PEP) for Looked After Children.
- Annex A provides guidance on roles, responsibilities and completion of the Personal Education Plan
- Annex B is a sample of Section 2 of the Personal Education Plan which will be sent out by the child/young person's social worker
- Annex C is a list of contact details for Looked After Children Teams
Quick reference Guides have been created to help with the completion of Section 2 of the Personal Education Plans.
- PEP - Quick Reference Guide - Section 2
The Putting care into Education resource booklet is a guide for educators of care-experienced children and young people in Northern Ireland.