Looked-after children and reading

Looked-after children's reading is a matter of national concern. Better literacy attainment is crucial for improving LAC's life-chances.

Anne provides training for foster carers, residential workers, social workers, designated teachers and library staff to explore the challenges looked-after children and young people face with reading, and to identify ways to support reading skills and enjoyment.

Her courses on looked-after children and reading are appropriate for local authorities and national and regional bodies, and can be face-to-face or online.

Anne tailors every course to client requirements and learner needs.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • more understanding of looked-after children’s reading development
  • more understanding of the barriers they may face
  • new ideas for raising the appeal of reading and supporting learning
  • practical strategies for using books and other materials effectively
  • opportunities to share good practice and get answers to topics of concern

There are extensive handouts to back up the training.

What people say about these courses

I now have ideas of how I can encourage my young people to use books and the library, and how to exploit their interests and use reading as a hobby as opposed to another task.

Very interesting learning how to tackle children's lack of interest in books. Emphasis on importance of reading materials other than books was a timely reminder.

A very useful day with plenty of great ideas and resources to help with the children in our household.

V. enjoyable! Particularly found small group evaluation of reading resources useful.