Advisory service

The West Sussex Virtual School Advisory Service champions the educational experiences and outcomes of children and young people who have, or have ever had social care involvement, and those who have achieved permanence through a court order.

We work with schools, social care colleagues, parents and carers and the wider professional network to raise awareness of the impact of a child’s lived experiences on their ability to engage in learning, and most importantly to understand how best to improve their educational outcomes.

The type of advice and guidance available depends on which cohort the young person is in. Further information is available below, including definitions of each cohort.