Growing failures of social care in educating young people

Growing failures of social care in educating young people

Originally submitted by Ian Miles
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Societal trends and lifestyles

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
New evidence mounts demonstrating the lack of educational engagement and achievement among young people from social care backgrounds. The perceived crisis of social care is intensified as “cycles of deprivation” accumulate and some young people successfully sue care institutions for failure to prepare them for adult life. Political and financial crises for these institutions lead to desperate search for new approaches, despite pressures on public finances. (Institutional innovations such as super-foster parents? use of private boarding schools? Recruitment into disciplined military/community service? Repressive approaches such as social segregation, control by medication, and eugenics?).