Due to the current situation Virtual School and the Hospital Home Teach Service have created a web resource information guide of suitable free websites for you to use. You'll find it with a range of other guides on the online education page.

The Virtual School

The Virtual School plays a strategic role in ensuring we meet our corporate parenting responsibilities with regard to the education of children looked after.

The Virtual School Team supports people who work directly with children looked after and leaving care young people to develop joint working and raise educational attainments.

We work with schools, colleges, universities, nurseries, children's social care, health officials and the Corporate Parenting Board. You can find out more about how we support professionals in the practitioner section.

If you are a carer and would like advice, support and guidance relating to the education of children looked after, you can email:

Previously looked after children

We also have responsibilities with regard to the education of previously looked after children. If you are an adoptive parent, have a child on a special guardianship order or child arrangement order you can email:

Employment support

We support children looked after and care leavers up to 25 years old into education, employment and training opportunities. For more information email:

Britannica school online encyclopaedia

As you may be aware Lancashire Virtual School has subscribed to Britannica Encyclopaedia online for the use of their CLA pupils. Britannica have devised a training video guide (external link, you will need sound capability) to the online site.

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Legal duties

There are two important sets of statutory guidance which apply to Lancashire County Council (the local authority) and schools.

For more information see the GOV.UK website:

How we use and protect your personal information

Our privacy notice explains how we use your personal information. It should be read alongside Lancashire County Council's full privacy notice which provides further information.

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