Parents and Guardians of Children Previously in Care

Where children and young people are being educated at home, their education setting may be directing them towards specific work/projects. The Virtual School has created some additional guidance to online learning:

The DfE has also produced a helpful list of online education resources for home education.

Working together, succeeding together

Education can change the lives of children, raise their aspirations and be the key to stability and success in later life. Our children can achieve and succeed with the support and positive relationships of all those working with them.

What is the Virtual School? 

Nottinghamshire Virtual School is a local authority service whose role is to improve the education of children in and previously in care, by supporting schools, carers, parents and social workers to help children and young people to have positive educational experiences. Previously looked after children (PLAC) are those who are no longer looked after by their local authority (in England and Wales) because they are the subject of an adoption, special guardianship or child arrangements order.

The aim of the Virtual School

The aim of the Virtual School is to promote educational achievement and positive outcomes for children in care and previously in care. By working in partnership with schools, parents, carers and social workers, we can help our children succeed together.

Nottinghamshire Virtual School has extended its role to include supporting children previously in care, by offering advice and information for parents and professionals. We have done this in two ways:

  • having an Achievement Officer to respond to emails and messages each day.
  • developing resources. We are currently researching links and resources to develop the website and enable us to best support parents and professionals.

Contact us

Contact the Virtual School if you need any more information:


Telephone: 0115 804 4677

We are always look to update and make our website more user friendly, If you have any suggestions or ideas please get in touch. 


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