Homeless Children

Author: Shelter Scotland
Categories: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities and Family Environment and Alternative Care

15th April 2011

Homelesschildren.org.uk is an online resource which provides expert guidance and advice for education professionals on measures they can take to mitigate the impact of homelessness on a child's schooldays.

The site seeks to close the 'communication gap' between schools and housing and homelessness services - a gap which often means teachers are unaware of the circumstances affecting a child's attendance, performance and behaviour at school.

Being homeless is known to be potentially detrimental to a child's education and can lead to other long-term psychologically damaging experiences such as being bullied.