Growing Aspirations to reach Potential

Children with a Social Worker


As a result of the Children in Need review, from September 2021, the Department for Education has sought to extend the role of the Virtual School Head to take a strategic leadership role in promoting the educational outcomes of the cohort of children with a social worker and those who have previously had a social worker and are aged from 0 to 18. Cheshire West and Chester Council has appointed an Education Adviser for Children with a Social Worker to work with education settings and social care leaders to create a culture of high aspirations that helps all children with social workers to make educational progress The adviser will champion the educational attendance, attainment and progress of this cohort through training, support, challenge and signposting to the relevant partner agency.


Advice and signposting to promote the education of a children with a social worker CIN/CP

Education advice and signposting sessions will be offered regularly to professionals supporting children with a social worker that are on a Child in Need or Child Protection Plan or recently stepped down to TAF (in the last 12 months).

Advice on relevant statutory guidance, local and national good practice, policies and procedures as well as signposting information for appropriate services can be given to promote education of children with a social worker.

Advice may be sought by the system around the child (a social worker/school individually or a joint discussion), however, there is no role or capacity for attendance at meetings for individual children/young people or to offer advice and support directly to parents.

Natalie Brotherton Education Advisor for Children with a Social Worker ( CiN/CP)

To book a slot please email with brief details of key presenting difficulties and preferred date and time

Every Monday and Thursday between 1 5pm

Via MS Teams

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Cheshire West and Chester Virtual School Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AU
Claire Bradley | Senior Business Support Officer 01244 976172