Looked after children and children in care
DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus
We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.
Looked after children, as defined by the Children Act 1989, are either looked after or in the care of a local authority, or are provided with accommodation for more than 24 hours by a local authority.
We use the term ‘children in care’ to include all children being looked after by a local authority.
In addition, the Virtual School provides information, advice and guidance for children adopted from care, on special guardianship orders and child arrangement orders.