There is a Virtual School Education Team for Looked After Children. The main responsibilities of the team is to ensure that the appropriate range of professionals are engaged in looking at the issues facing Looked After Children, with regard to care and school placements, attendance and educational progress.
In January 2010 local authorities (LA) were issued with guidance for looked after children with special educational needs (SEN) placed out of authority.
The guidance aims to outline LA's responsibilities and explains how these responsibilities operate.
Visit the UK Government website to read the statutory guidance for local authorities: promoting the education of looked after children.
For an summary of the policy and guidance that specifically relates to children in care in the UK visit the NSPCC website.
Visit the Wokingham Children in Care Council website where young people in care can have their say on issues that matter to them.