Information for parents and carers

How do I support my child’s education?

Children grow and change so fast, your child’s time in school is a precious opportunity to learn and thrive.  We want to support you and your child to be able to make the most of this important stage of their lives. 

Previously looked after children have their own unique needs.  Below you will find a variety of advice and guidance to help your child succeed at school.


‘There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.’

Deepak Chopra

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Support for parents and carers

We're committed to helping the parents and carers of previously looked after children support their child's education.

Find out more about support for parents and carers

My role as a parent in supporting my child's education

It's important parents and carers play an active role in their child's education and build positive relationships with school.

Find out more about your role as parents or career

Choosing the right school and the school admissions process

Finding the right school for you and your child is an important part of your child's learning journey.

Find out more about choosing the right school

The role of the school in supporting my child

Find out about the duties schools have to support previously looked after children and the use of additional funding called Pupil Premium.

Find out more about support for your child

Family service directory

Giving families easy access to service information.

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Supporting behaviour for learning

Find out more about school behaviour policies.

Find out more about school behaviour policies

The education health care plan (EHCP) process

Find out about what to do if you think your child may have special educational needs.

Find out more about the EHCP process

Wider opportunities

Education is much broader than what happens at school. Find out about opportunities for learning in the wider community. 

Find out more about opportunities after school

Where can I find support in Barnsley?

Find out about  peer support and opportunities  to spend time with other parents and carer of previously looked after children.

Find out more about support for LAC parents and carers

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