The Virtual School Kent Advisory Team (VSKAT) advises families, schools and the wider professionals working with either Previously Looked After Children and those children with (or who have had) social worker involvement.
Who are Previously Looked After Children?
Previously Looked After Children are those children who have left the care of a local authority under an Adoption, Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order. The VSKAT is a source of advice and information to help parents and guardians of previously looked after children at education settings within Kent advocate for them as effectively as possible.
For more information please visit our Previously looked after children webpages
Who are Children with a social worker (or who have ever had a social worker)?
Any child or young person who has been or is under a Child in Need or Child Protection Plan falls within the Children with a Social Worker cohort. It is the VSKAT’s responsibility to strategically champion the educational attendance, attainment and progress of children with a social worker.
For more information please visit our Children with a Social Worker webpages
Quick Guide to VSKAT
The Virtual School Kent Advisory Team advises and champions the two cohorts of Children with a social worker and Previously Looked After Children. The level of advice depends on which cohort the young person is in.