The Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme is a central component of the Department of Education and Skills DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools), An Action Plan for Educational Inclusion, which aims to combat educational disadvantage, through a range of interventions and strategies, designed to improve educational outcomes for children.
The five goals of the HSCL Scheme focus on
• supporting marginalised pupils
• promoting co-operation between home, school, and community
• empowering parents
• retaining young people in the education system
• disseminating best practice.