VSK does our best to ensure that, to the best of our knowledge, the information provided on our website and social media channels is correct at the time of publication.
This information is solely for general purposes. It has been prepared in order to provide certain information that might be helpful to people who need to use our service.
General Education Information
- Admissions information
- Anti bullying resources including session plans and training schemes
- Attainment and Progress Levels explained
- Education Endowment Foundation interventions, reports and guidance
- Elective Home Education information
- Improving Behaviour in Schools - trauma informed guidance
- Kent Test information
Kent Safeguarding - 5 minute fact sheets
- LGBTQ+ inclusion resources, Stonewall
- Managed Moves explained
- Managing Back to School/College Anxiety, Kooths - what support is offered and how to access it
- Personalised Timetables and Reduced timetables
- Pastoral Support Programmes explained
- Suspension and Exclusions Guidance
- The Education People - a one-stop shop for education services, supporting the full age range from early years to young adults.
- What works in Education for Children who have had Social Workers?
- The PRU, Inclusion & Attendance Service (PIAS)
- British Dyslexia Association Dyslexic Association
- BEAMS is a local charity that supports disabled children and their families
- The National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Kent Autistic Society
- National Autistic Society
- Information Advice and Support Kent – offers free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support about special educational needs and disabilities
- Mainstream Core Standards
- SEN Hub - The Kent Local Offer for all information on SEND information in Kent
- Specialist Teaching and Learning Services
Trauma and Attachment information
- Beacon House is an integrated mental health and occupational therapy service with free resources for schools to support understanding of trauma and attachment.
- Braveheart Education educate and support those living with or working with vulnerable children. Free educational resources and podcasts.
- Coram Life Education is part of the Coram Charity and is the leading provider of high quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education.
- Nurture UK is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and removing barriers to learning by promoting nurture in education.
- Rees Centre regularly runs free webinars for the public, based on their research around vulnerable children, particularly those with care experience.
Children in Care Information
- Admissions information for Children in Care
- Care Leaver Progression Partnership – A partnership of organisations in Kent and Medway, committed to improving the post-16 education and training experience for local children in care and care leavers Here
- Corporate Parenting Responsibilities
- Criminal Injuries Compensation information
- Designated Teacher Professional Portal
- Designated Teacher PEP Information
- Post16 Information
- Higher Education Information
- UASC – useful information for those working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
Young People information
- Kent Cares Town Website for all young people who are or who have been in the care of Kent County Council.
- The Adoptables is a participation group for adopted young people aged 12-18 living in Kent, Bexley and Medway. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- VSK LGBTQ+ Leaflet
- Anxiety information, Moodspark
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Christmas for children and young people who have experienced trauma
- County Lines information – Unseen’s campaign to end County Lines
- CSE and FGM Information
- Department of Education’s Statutory guidance publications for schools and local authorities
- Domestic Abuse Support Services in Kent and Medway
- Kent Resilience Hub - a resource that helps young people, parents and carers, staff and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience
- Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-Agency Partnership website
- Mental Health Information
- Mental Health support for people aged 17+
- Mental Wellbeing information hub
Safetypin Campaign The Safety Pin allows young people and those who work with them to access advice, guidance and support on a wide range of topics such as mental health, homelessness, relationships, etc
Families supporting young people with a Special Guardianship order