Barnsley Virtual School

The Virtual School will help you in discharging your statutory duty in respect of education planning for children in care.

What we can do

  • Offer you advice on individual cases.
  • Attend looked after child(LAC) reviews, as needed, to support decisions about a child's education.
  • Offer you professional development, via the social work forum.
  • Make sure an education advocate attends team meetings.
  • Provide resources to create dialogue with children on ambitions and education matters.

if you're one of our social workers and you need advice about the education of a child in care, please email the education advocate in the first instance.

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