Care experienced children

Supporting the inclusion of care experienced children.

For advice, support and resources on how to effectively support our care experienced children please visit, West Sussex Virtual School teams webpage.

Opportunities for Continuous Professional Development are also offered by the team.

As part of training Designated Teachers were given an eating disorder presentation by from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which can be found under the designated teacher useful documents area.

Educational Psychologists Dr Joanna Grant and Priya Eaglestone are available to support staff supporting children and young people who have experienced the care system Educational Psychology Team.

For Electronic Personal Education Plans (ePEP) guidance and associated documentation: ePEP

The Virtual School for Care Experienced Children is also supporting foster carers in a range of ways.

Foster Carers – Education Support

For other relevant information:

  • Post 16 education
  • Previously Looked After Children
  • Pupil Premium & Pupil Premium Plus
  • Designated teachers statutory guidance
  • Training for 2021

Data overview

Evidence indicates that the educational outcomes for children that are care experienced are significantly lower than the expected standard. Here is some of the headline data.