Promoting the education of looked-after children and
previously looked-after children

The 2021 conference is now over. A huge thank you to all involved.

You will soon be able to see videos from most of the speakers and access the slides on this website. Meanwhile, delegates can use their Mondale Events login to see the videos and visit the marketplace until February 17th.

Local authorities have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of any child looked after by them.

This includes a particular duty to promote the child’s educational achievements

The National Association of Virtual School Heads exists to improve educational outcomes for looked after children by working with partners and commissioning research to ensure that the educational needs of looked after children are better understood. All local authorities in England are required to have a Virtual School Head.

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The National Association of Virtual School Heads is a charity set up and run by a Board of Virtual School Heads to improve educational outcomes for looked after children by working with partners and commissioning research to ensure that the educational needs of looked after and previously looked after children are better understood.

Our Charitable Objects are:

  • Advance education for the public benefit in the care and education of looked after and previously looked after children and care leavers by the undertaking of research for the public benefit and the dissemination of the useful results thereof.
  • To promote the care and education of looked after children, previously looked after children and care leavers in particular, but not exclusively by, the provision of education and training for those employed in provision of care for looked after children.