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Jul 24, 2014, 02:47 AM
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The Department for Education has issued statutory guidance for local authorities to support looked-after children's aspirations to achieve in further and higher education.
The guidance sets the framework through which local authorities discharge their statutory duty under Children Act 1989, s 22(3A) to promote the educational achievement of looked-after children, including children placed out-of-authority.
The Children and Families Act 2014 amends Children Act 1989, s 22 to require every local authority in England to appoint an officer employed by the authority, or another authority, to ensure that its duty to promote the educational achievement of its looked-after children is properly discharged.
This statutory guidance is for:
virtual school heads (VSHs);
directors of children’s services;
independent reviewing officers; and
officers who are responsible for the education of looked-after children.
The guidance will be reviewed and updated in 2016.