Saturday, 14 May 2011

Looked-after children: ‘I didn’t know I could’ report

For those of you interested in work with looked-after children and young people, a useful report has just been published on the impact of museum-based activities for LAC in the East of England. The researchers observed a range of projects, and conducted interviews and group discussions with young people, carers, social workers and other professionals. They found consistent benefits for the children and young people involved in the projects, in terms of self-confidence, self-knowledge and identity, social skills and learning. The report includes a valuable set of recommendations, many of which are relevant to libraries and the whole of the cultural and heritage sector, not just to museums. There is a summary here, or you can read the full report here.