Please complete the VSK Rewards Nomination Form 2018/19 for any Kent child or young person in care that you feel should be considered for an award in one of our six categories. A separate form needs to be completed for each child you wish to nominate and you must fully explain the contribution or improvement that has been seen over the past academic year.
The deadline for nominations to be received is Friday 19th July 2019Read more: The VSK Rewards Nominations are open!
The diverse nature of today’s family structures means that schools and parents need to be inclusive to all types of families as well as providing education as to the importance of social acceptance of all families.Read more: Recommended Reading for Children - Supporting Family Diversity
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?
Research shows that children who have been adopted from care or who are the subject of special guardianship orders do less than half as well as their non-adopted peers at the end of primary and secondary school.Read more: FREE Training for Schools Supporting Previously Looked After Children
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
During the last year our North and West Kent localities have been involved in a pilot project with Kent Children’s University.Read more: Kent Children's University - Pilot Project in North and West Kent