Looked after children (LAC)

  1. Looked after children (LAC)

Education of children in care

East Sussex has a Virtual School with a Virtual Headteacher, supporting the education of children who are:

  • looked after or previously looked after
  • from pre-school to age 19 (25 if in full-time education)

We have a statutory duty to provide educational information, advice, guidance and training.

What the Virtual School does

Who our guidance helps

  • Parents and carers
  • Early years providers, schools and colleges
  • Professionals supporting looked after children, such as social workers, fostering services, and other local authorities placing children in East Sussex
  • Children adopted from care
  • Children on Special guardianship orders (SGO)
  • Children on Child arrangement orders (CAO)

Further information