Designated teacher for looked-after children
Schools have a legal duty to select a member of staff who is responsible for supporting looked-after children. This person is known as the designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children.
Designated teachers are the first point of contact for teachers and other professionals. They advise other school staff on how best to support children who have experienced trauma and loss.
Contact the Virtual School to find out who the designated teacher is for a particular school.
The Virtual School offers free online training for designated teachers. We recommend it is repeated every 3 years.
Contact the Virtual School to enquire about training opportunities.
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