VSH Update

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January 2020 Issue 52

Welcome to the VSH Update! This edition takes a look at our guidance and support for Adoptive Parents and Special Guardians. We also examine our initiatives for care leavers and all those supporting children in care.

Charlie Stone, Editor

Adoptive Parents and Special Guardians: Guidance and support

Special Guardians and adoptive families are responsible for supporting the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

Our mobile resources provide valuable insight, skills and information to help these parents and guardians better understand and support their children with learning at home. Children and adults alike can benefit from the combination of wellbeing, curriculum support and life skills material.

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:

  • Foster Carer First, offering mobile resources supporting foster carers both in their own development and in that of children in their care.
  • Tailored support for your Care Leavers, with relevant, local authority-specific resources designed to enhance learning, employability and personal development among care leavers as they move towards independent living.
  • The Virtual Schools Toolkit, designed to offer valuable practical support to all those supporting children in care.

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

Featured: Mental Health

This publication for foster carers and designated teachers provides an introduction to common mental health issues and how they affect pupils. It looks at the ways in which adults can support young people with mental health issues, and includes links to useful websites. Topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and many other conditions.

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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