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Useful Information

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

SEN Information

Trauma and Attachment information

  • Beacon House is an integrated mental health and occupational therapy service offering a range of assessments and therapies for children, families and adults. It has a vast array of free resources for schools to support understanding of trauma and attachment. Please visit their website for more information.
  • Braveheart Education educate and support those living with or working with vulnerable children – whether they are looked after, adopted or in challenging home environments. Free educational resources and podcasts are available on their website.
  • Coram Life Education is part of the Coram Charity and is the leading provider of high quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education and works to support 475,000 children nationally.
  • 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

POST16 information

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) information

  • UASC – useful information for those working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Fostering Information

Young People information

  • Kent Cares Town Website for all young people who are or who have been in the care of Kent County Council.
  • Kent Adoptables. The Adoptables is a Participation group for adopted young people aged 12-18 living in Kent, Bexley and Medway. If you want to make friends and influence how Adoption Services are run, then please email vsk_adoptionparticipation@kent.gov.uk for more information.
  • Participation Team. The VSK Participation Team are responsible for encouraging Children in Care, Previously Looked After Children and Care Leavers to speak up, voice their opinions and to help share the services that they receive. The team includes Apprentice Participation Workers, many of whom are care experienced so have a good understanding of what it is really like to be in care. For more information, please email vsk_participation@kent.gov.uk

General Information