Being in the right school and being able to stay there is very important for all our young people and it is even more important for children in care, who may have had lots of change and instability in their lives. This instability and the results of attachment and trauma difficulty can affect young people’s behaviour and at worst lead to fixed term or permanent exclusion. Because of our partnership with school s and the support we offer, we do not permanently exclude children in care and we have a low fixed term exclusion rate. But there will be challenges.
If your child has been excluded or there is a risk of it, you must contact the Virtual School by email immediately.
Out first step will be to review the PEP or EPP with you and the school or education and training provider to make sure the right procedures have been followed and the right support has been put in place.