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Education of Children 'Looked After'

Most looked after children are in mainstream schools and doing fine. All children have a Personal Education Plan (PEP) and the planning process is where any issues can be addressed by teachers, carers and Social Workers. If there are any more complex problems, the people below will be able to help.
Education of Children in Care Service
Promoting Looked After Children's Education Panel (PLACE Panel)
SEND Information Advice & Support Service
The Children's Rights Service
Prospects
Books, Reading and Leicestershire Libraries

Education of Children in Care Service

Local authority development work for looked after children is led and co-ordinated by the Education of Children in Care Service.   This service has a remit to raise the attainment and attendance of children in care.

Promoting Looked After Children's Education Panel (PLACE Panel)

Social Workers can refer complex education situations for advice and support to the PLACE Panel. PLACE also holds a small budget for use when no other resources can be identified.

Children's Rights Service

If young person is not happy with the education service they are getting they can contact the Children's Rights Service or ask you to do it on their behalf. Support and advice is available to make formal complaints.
Read more information about the Children's Rights Service

SEND Information Advice & Support Service

SEND Information Advice & Support Service give advice and guidance on a whole range of school issues including SEN, exclusions, bullying and making complaints.

Prospects

Personal advisers at Connexions give advice and support to young people aged 13-19 on a range of issues including education, training, careers, jobs, health, money, drugs, relationships, benefits, housing and the law.
Go to the Prospects website.

Books, Reading and Leicestershire Libraries


Page Last Updated: 10 December 2014