Children in Care & Care Leavers

Children in Care & Care Leavers There are many people who can help support your education if you are in care or a care leaver. There are those people around you at home and at school that can help but also your social worker and other professionals. If there are any difficulties with your education…

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Foster Carers & Residential Staff

Foster Carers & Residential Staff The role of the carer is paramount in supporting the education of looked after children. Carers should ensure that the child has appropriate access to learning and is encouraged to make best use of it and fulfil their potential. Though not always explicitly stated in the placement agreement this should…

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Social Workers

Social Workers Social workers have a key role to play in supporting the education of looked after children but it is important to know you are not alone. Each local authority has a Virtual School Head who is there to monitor, support and advise all those working with looked after children. The Virtual School is…

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Schools

Information for Schools Schools have a key role to play in improving the educational outcomes of looked after children. There is no denying that quality teaching has the greatest impact on outcomes but looked after children need more than this. They need understanding, high aspirations, staff that go the extra mile and organisations that work…

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Virtual School Heads

Become a member today! It is expected that all Virtual School Heads will become a member of The National Association to support them in their role. The subscription fees and any profit from the annual conference will be used to commission research and run the National Association. View member benefits Key documents Statutory documents

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