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Virtual School for Children in Care

Education Support for Children in Care

The Virtual School for Children in Care is a statutory requirement under the Children's Act 2004 (Section 52). The Virtual School works closely with:

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  • schools
  • social workers
  • foster carers
  • children and young people
  • adoption services

It aims to:

  • re-engage in education
  • raise attainment and aspiration.

Our priorities are set out in the Education Strategy:

  • Promoting the educational attainment and achievement for all Children in Care
  • Education advisers provide direct support to our most vulnerable children and young people

The children's social care offices below are open from:

  • 8.45-5.15pm on Mondays-Thursdays
  • 8.45-4.45pm on Fridays

When the Social Care offices are closed you can call 01208 251 300 in an emergency only.

General information is also available from our Information Centre