Children and young people in care rarely match the academic achievements of their peers, and policy and procedures to address this inequality have not yet remedied the problem. Drawing on ideas from social pedagogy, this book presents a new approach – learning placements and caring schools. The authors show that education and care must be considered integral to both out-of-home placements and schools. Packed with practice examples, it includes chapters on early childhood education and care, as well as alternatives to school and higher education, covering everything from birth up to the age of 25. Chapters include key points, case studies, practice points and useful resources.