Social Workers have an important part to play in supporting the education of looked after children. The Virtual School staff are aware of the wide range of responsibilities held by social workers and try to support them as much as possible where education is concerned. If a child’s home placement is likely to change, please let us know so we can begin planning for a new educational placement that will meet the need of the young person. If the school or foster carer contacts you to inform you that there are concerns or issues around progress, behaviour or attendance again, please let us know so that we can support.
Social workers play a key role in Personal Education Plans (PEP) which all children in care must have. PEPs must be reviewed once every term and should be chaired by the school. PEPS cannot go ahead without a social worker present!
Please contact the Virtual School if you want more information:
- 0208 359 4534