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STANDARD 8 - Promoting educational attainment


  • The education and achievement of children is actively promoted as valuable in itself and as part of their preparation for adulthood. Children are supported to achieve their educational potential.


Children, including pre-school children and older children, have a foster home which promotes a learning environment and supports their development.


Children have access to a range of educational resources to support their learning and have opportunities beyond the school day to engage in activities which promote learning.


Children are supported to attend school, or alternative provision, regularly.


Children are helped by their foster carer to achieve their educational or training goals and foster carers are supported to work with a child's education provider to maximise each child's achievement and to minimise any underachievement.


The fostering service has, and is fully implementing, a written education policy that promotes and values children’s education and is understood by foster carers.


Foster carers maintain regular contact with each child’s school and other education settings, attending all parents’ meetings as appropriate and advocating for the child where appropriate.


Foster carers engage and work with schools, colleges and other organisations to support children’s education, including advocating to help overcome any problems the child may be experiencing in their education setting. Foster carers have up-to-date information about each child’s educational progress and school attendance record.