TACT’s Head of Education, Amanda Savage, has published a blog on Inside Government, where she discusses how schools can better support care experienced young people by being trauma-informed and attachment-aware.
Many young people in care have experienced trauma, and schools that are uninformed risk unknowingly triggering these traumas and causing distress.
“Being as well informed as possible is something all schools can do. Having time allocated to think and discuss the approach for individuals who may be experiencing a period of instability or crisis is helpful. Avoiding action that will make the young person feel worthless, unimportant or neglected but promoting opportunities for self-expression and positive mindset through praise and encouragement can make a difference to a young person whose resilience may be low.”
You can read Amanda’s blog here.