Safeguarding Looked After Children: Understanding your DfE Statutory Duties & Promoting Educational Achievement

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This webinar will help head teachers, school leaders and designated safeguarding leads (DSL) to understand their statutory duties in relation to safeguarding looked after children.

It is a legal requirement for schools to help promote the educational achievement of looked after children. The ‘Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children’ DfE statutory guidance outlines the core elements that local authorities and schools must and should adhere to. This includes:

  • Ensuring that schools can meet the educational needs of the child and help them make maximum progress.
  • Hold joint responsibility of personal education plans (PEP) and use the PEP to help support children, raise their aspirations and build their life chances.
  • Appointing a designated teacher and ensuring they have the relevant training.

In this webinar, safeguarding expert Dan Martin, from the National Children’s Bureau, discusses what the law around looked after children looks like and the vital role that schools have to play in their educational wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the legislation, statutory guidance and regulations relevant to looked after children

  • Recognise the key roles involved in policy development and their responsibilities

  • Learn the importance of designated teachers and taking the lead for developing the PEP

  • Identify best practice and how schools can shape their looked after provision

  • Pinpoint tools and resource that school should use in order to meet their DfE requirements

Dan Martin

About The Expert

Dan Martin

National Children's Bureau safeguarding expert responsible for a range of national policy projects.
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Some very good ideas. Very well presented.
Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Safeguarding Looked After Children

A concise informative webinar which I have used as a refresher course to ensure my practice is upto date and current
L Day-Elks, pastoral - Moorside High School ST9 0HP

Good , enjoyed listening to although it was a long video is essential for my job
Paulina Sekyere, LO - Chapel Street Primary School

very good course enjoyed it.

learnt alot from this webinar
Jennifer Copley - Lytham Hall Park Primary School

Looked After child

well worth listening to, lots of good tips and advice
Kerry Nichol - Tuxford Academy

best information

excellent information
Seema Iftikhar, LO - Chapel Street Primary School


Lots of information in one go
Louise Taylor, Teacher - Newbald Primary School


jennifer scott - Edward Peake Middle School

Safeguarding looked after schildren

A very clear and informative presentation. Helpful information boxes that supported the points made by the webinar host
Keavy Devine, TA4 - Alma Park Primary School


Excellent content, delivered in an organised, easy to listen to manner.
Sue Ingram, Acting Headteacher - Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School (FHT)

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