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Enhancing Practice to Empower Looked After Children: Trauma, Attachment, and Education

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This module has been developed in collaboration with the Suffolk Virtual School and would be of interest to Designated Teachers and others working more broadly with children in care/looked after children. The module provides an opportunity to develop a critical, theoretical understanding of educational provisions for looked after and previously looked after children.

Within this module, students will be encouraged to rethink education practices and critically examine issues such as allocation of resources, diversity and inclusion, inter-professional working, and the effects these have on educational achievement. Additionally, this module is underpinned by the UNCRC’s premise that children have a right to participation in matters that concern them and considers how educational provisions can be centred around looked after children’s preferences.

This CPD short course uses a flexible, blended approach, so face-to-face lectures and seminars are complimented by online resources, interactive activities and support. Taught sessions take place in Ipswich.  Dates for the taught sessions for the academic year 2019/20 are:

  • 7 February 2020, 9am - 5pm
  • 6 March 2020, 9am - 5pm
  • 24 April 2020, 9am - 5pm

For more information, please contact Maureen Haaker

Fees and finance

Cost of 20-credit module at postgraduate level is £825.  Graduates of University of Suffolk are eligible for a 20% loyalty discount. For further information, please e-mail the course leader, Maureen Haaker,