VSH Update

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December 2019 Issue 51

Welcome to the VSH Update! This edition introduces our bespoke resource for Care Leavers moving towards independent living. We also take a look at our initiatives for foster carers, adoptive parents and special guardians.

Charlie Stone, Editor

Tailored support for your Care Leavers

As corporate parents, you will want the children in your care to have the best start in adulthood. Our resources for care leavers enhance learning, employability and personal development.

Working closely with you, we will put together a simple app packed with local authority-specific advice and guidance, which gives care leavers all the information and advice they need as they move towards independent living. The content, logo and colours can all be made specific to your authority. Available resources include our own life-skills and curriculum-based courses, information and guidance provided by other authorities as well as any other material that you might wish to provide.

To find out more about how you could take advantage of this opportunity, or to view the resources available, please get in touch.

Other new initiatives

We’re also releasing three new role-specific programmes for Virtual Schools:

  • The Virtual Schools Toolkit, designed to offer valuable practical support to all those supporting children in care.
  • Foster Carer First, offering mobile resources supporting foster carers both in their own development and in that of children in their care.
  • Adoptive Parents/Special Guardians: Guidance and support, a library of publications enabling those responsible for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK to support their development confidently.

If you'd like to find out more about any of these, please do contact us.

Featured: Parenting Adopted Children

We have released a new publication suitable for Adoptive Parents and Special Guardians, helping them to support and understand the needs of their child. Children who have previously been in local authority care start with the disadvantage of their pre-care experiences, and this guide focuses on supporting learning to help these children achieve their potential.

Visit our CPD Library for a free preview.

A growing community

Children in care across 104 Virtual Schools are using nimbl resources.

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Write for us!

We always love featuring contributions from our VSH partners. Please do contact us if you would like to offer a mini-article exploring good practice and problem solving for Virtual Schools, or if you would like to contribute to our upcoming VS Toolkit.

To send in a submission or ask a question, please get in touch.

Please tell us if you want to find out more, make an order or arrange a free visit from us.

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