Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Virtual School for Children in our Care
What is a virtual school?
All children in care to BwD are registered in our virtual school so no matter where they are placed in schools across the country, they have full membership of our school.
Education is a vital part of a young person’s development and it is essential that looked after children receive the same educational opportunities as all other children.
We take our responsibilities as corporate parents very seriously and are determined to help looked after children and young people do as well as they can academically.
Social workers and foster carers are trained in all aspects of the education system to ensure that they advocate for and support children and young people to do well. Every school has a designated teacher specifically focusing on supporting looked after children in their school.