Looked-after children

Looked-after children

A child or young person is ‘looked-after’ if they are in the care of the local authority. This can be either under a legal order or voluntary agreement with parents. Children may live with foster carers, in a residential home, with approved family and friends, foster carers or remain at home with parents under a care order, depending on their circumstances.

Inclusion and the Virtual School

Inclusion and the Virtual School
The Virtual School fulfils local authority statutory duties to ensure that vulnerable learners receive their entitlement to good quality full time education in inclusive settings where they are safe to learn.

Private fostering

Private fostering
If another person's child lives with you, then you could be a private foster carer – so find out more about the role and responsibilities.