Local authorities have a duty under the Children’s Act 1989 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are looked after. This included promoting educational achievement.1 Over the last few years the evidence supporting reading for pleasure as a key component in raising educational and social outcomes for children has been growing.2 In Norfolk, council services are working in partnership and taking a local approach to introduce books into the homes of children taken into care and to promote reading for pleasure.
Create an account to read this article
- Purchase and Download today
Register for free
No Credit Card required
- Register for free
- Access to 3 free articles
- Free TeachingTimes Report every month