The Virtual School for children in care resources and links

Links to other services and further resources and reading to support children in care.

In this section you will find:

  • details of a few services/organisations we work with.
  • various links to resources and organisations that may be helpful for professionals, families and any individual that supports children in care.

Partnership working to support education for CiC

We work closely with other services within Suffolk County Council and several external agencies too.  A few examples include:

  • Psychology and Therapeutic Services at Suffolk County Council Within PTS the Inclusion Facilitators team have a helpful list on their webpages with suggestions to support children and young people
  • Psychology and Therapeutic Services at Suffolk County Council provide valuable guidance with their Keys to Inclusion advice for the adults working to support a child or young person.
  • Suffolk Libraries Children in care aged 0 to 18 years old are eligible for a free Suffolk Libraries card with no overdue charges for late items. For more information please visit their website.
  • Inclusion Services and Specialist Education Services. Please see the Local Offer website for information on referrals to the LA’s Specialist Education Services, including CISS, the Dyslexia Outreach Service, the Multi-Agency Assessment Panel (MAAP) and Specialist Admissions.  Please follow this link to access the Inclusion Services referral form.
  • The Raedwald Trust Outreach Teaching Service is a provision formed initially in 2017 in partnership with the Suffolk Virtual School.  Until 2019, the outreach programme was a provision exclusively for children in care. Due to its success and a growing demand across Suffolk schools, Raedwald now offers outreach to all children and young people. The Suffolk Virtual School funds and refers for provision for a cohort of children and young people via retained Pupil Premium Grant. Click for further information on the programme.

Useful links and further guidance