The Role of the Designated Person for Looked After Children
The course will provide an understanding of:
An important course to explore the needs of looked after children, the statutory responsibilities of the school and practical ways to ensure that these are met effectively. This training is aimed at designated leads and other school staff, local Wellbeing leads and vulnerable children managers, designated teachers and learning support staff and other interested practitioners. There are opportunities throughout to discuss effective provision and identify plans for improvements. Delegates receive comprehensive information packs to complement the training.
• Sample documents, • Clear understanding of the role of the Designated Lead • greater understanding of the reasons children enter care and the issues that face looked after children • more awareness of the legal situation and the role and responsibilities of the school and the designated teacher • strategies for supporting LAC's educational stability, attainment and emotional well-being • ideas for developing and implementing personal educational plans • methods for establishing effective liaison within the school and with outside agencies • ideas for building good working relationships with carers and birth parents