Letterbox is a fantastic project where children aged 5-11 years can receive a parcel through the post every month from May to October – and it includes a selection of books suited to the child’s ability and interest, maths games plus an assortment of stationary equipment.Read more: Letterbox has been helping our children to love learning at home!
This FREE online course from Future Learn aims to find out what complex trauma is, how it affects children and adolescents, and what can be done to help.Read more: Teaching Students Who Have Suffered Complex Trauma
Ocean Youth Trust South (OYTS) is a charity which uses Adventure Under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in their 30-metre vessel Prolific.Read more: VSK and Ocean Youth Trust - working together with our children
Over the last few months VSK have been working with the Specialist Teaching Service in Maidstone to create the event ‘Help Your School to Shine’. Last week the event ran with a packed room and the focus was on improving the well-being of school staff and pupils. There were a number of speakers – and the keynote address was given by Natasha Devon who is a national speaker/advocate for supporting good mental health for young people.Read more: VSK and STLS – Nurture & Help Your School to Shine
Enjoy three days on campus at the University of Greenwich non-residential summer school. Learn about university life, experience a range of workshops, take part in debates and develop personal and practical skills, as well as having fun.Read more: Care Leaver Summer School, for years 11, 12 & 13
Virtual School Kent held their fifth annual Post 16 Awards Ceremony on October 17th. This event recognises and celebrates the achievements of looked after post16 young people and there were some amazing success stories.Read more: Post16 Awards 2018
Kent Cares Town aims to provide Children in Care with information about what it means to be in care in Kent and how Kent County Council supports them as their Corporate Parents.Read more: Have you visited our new look website for CIC?
The Stepladder of Achievement is a tailor made programme of six steps created by the Share Foundation for young people aged 15 to 25 years to develop life skills for employment, higher education or training, and for living independently.Read more: Have you completed the Stepladder of Achievement?
Matt Dunkley CBE, KCC Corporate Director (Children, Young People and Education) attended our 8th annual awards ceremony honouring the outstanding achievements of our children on care and had the following to say….Read more: VSK Awards Ceremony 2018 - Congratulations to all winners!
On Thursday the 28th June, Kent welcomed representatives from other Local Authorities across England to hear how they could make a difference for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People. Utilising Kent’s experience with the young people, we aimed to share and focus our minds towards achieving excellent placement, educational and well-being outcomes and community integration.Read more: Conference: Making a Difference for UASC - June 2018