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Children with a Social Worker

New course: Promoting the Education of Children with a Social Worker

We have recently launched a new training course - ‘Promoting the education of children with a social worker’. This course is for Social Workers and Family Intervention Workers.

The course aims to give colleagues the information required to be able to contribute to improved educational outcomes for the children and young people that they are supporting on Child in Need, Child Protection and recently stepped down to TAF.

This includes information on education statutory guidance, local policies, procedures, good practice and services that social workers should be aware of in order to support and signpost the families that they work with.

In addition, the workshop will equip social workers with the knowledge needed to be able to contribute to multi-agency planning and support for children and young people where there are barriers to accessing education or achieving their potential. Covering key areas such as early years, attendance, SEND, admissions and post 16 support.

The dates for the new course are below:

  • 19 July 2022 – 10am to 1pm (Wyvern House, Winsford)
  • 20 July 2022 – 10am to 1pm (HQ, Chester)
  • 21 July 2022 – 10am to 1pm (HQ, Chester)
  • 18 October 2022 – 10am to 1pm (Portal, Ellesmere Port)
  • 19 October 2022 – 10am to 1pm (HQ, Chester)
  • 20 October 2022 – 10am to 1pm (Wyvern House, Winsford)

Please take the time to book onto a course, you can do this via the iLearn link below.

 

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.

To find out more about the role please click on the following link:-

 

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Cheshire West and Chester Virtual School Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford, CW7 1AU
Claire Bradley | Senior Business Support Officer 07717300216