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  • CreativeMe Writing Competition 2018 - Congratulations Matt!

    CreativeMe is an exciting writing competition run by Pearson Publishing which celebrates the creativity of children and young people in care. Entrants can submit poems and short stories on any theme or topic and winners received a book token and certificate.

    Congratulations to Matt on his winning entry…..


  • CONFERENCE: How your Local Authority can make a difference for UASC & Young People.

    On 28th June Kent’s Specialist Children’s Services are hosting a conference at Oakwood House in Maidstone titled ‘Our Journeys - Travelling Towards Success Together’. Utilising Kent’s experience with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People to focus our minds towards achieving excellent placement, educational and well-being outcomes and community integration.


  • CASE STUDY: Making a difference for a young person in care

    When I first met the student, they were on roll at a pupil referral unit after leaving a mainstream school. Attendance at the unit was very poor, the student was late to school, leaving the site before the school day was over or not attending at all. Finding the environment very challenging when trying to learn and on most occasions deciding not to engage, the student would leave the classroom as they were motivated to learn but struggled to channel this into constructive activity.


Welcome to the Virtual School Kent Website

This website aims to be a one stop portal for professionals working with Children in Care (CiC) and Young Care Leavers (YCL). It is a place to access information, advice and guidance, share best practice and gain a complete picture of the multi-agency work which goes on in support of our CiC and YCL.

I hope that you will find this website useful and I would welcome any feedback on it as we continue to develop it so that it meets all of your needs.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Doran
Virtual School Kent