Guidance for parents and guardians of previously looked after-children (PLAC)
A previously looked-after child is a child who was in care to an English or Welsh local authority and then left care because one of the following took place:
- they were adopted
- they were subject to a special guardianship order (SGO)
- they were subject to a child arrangements order
Children who are adopted from state care elsewhere in the world are also previously looked-after children.
Children who were in care and returned to birth parents are not classed by central Government as previously looked-after children.
The Virtual School offers educational information and advice to parents and guardians of previously-looked after children.
We can support you if your child is in a state funded school or early years provider in North Northamptonshire or West Northamptonshire and your child is not in post 16 education.
Information for parents and guardians
You can contact Virtual School for individual advice.
When contacting us please include: your child's name, date of birth and the name of their school. Please note we can provide educational advice and information. We do not advocate for previously looked-after children.
Last updated 16 February 2024