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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Care experienced Children, Inc Kinship Foster carers- Support

West Sussex Virtual School for Care Experienced Children

The Virtual School monitors the educational progress and attendance of all children looked after by West Sussex, providing advice and support to those children and the adults working with those children. In particular, the team supports Social Workers, Carers and Designated Teachers for Children Looked After in planning for good educational outcomes.



West Sussex Virtual School

EPEP Guidance 2020/2021

All Children in Care must have a current Personal Education Plan (ePEP), which should be reviewed every school term as part of the statutory review of the child's Care Plan.

The ePEP acts as a record of what needs to happen for a Child in Care to reach their educational potential.



Latest EPEP Guidance

Independent Visitor Scheme

A befriending scheme for children and young people between the ages of 8 and 17 years old.

An independent visitor is an adult volunteer who enjoys spending time with children and young people.

They are matched with a particular child and visit them once a month, building up a friendship with them and doing things together which the child or young person enjoys. This can be going for a bike ride, having a chat over a hot chocolate, watching a film together, visiting a museum - whatever the child is interested in and wants to do.

Most visits naturally take place at weekends or in school holidays when children are free.

 West Sussex Independent Visitor Scheme


What is Kinship Care?

Find out about what kinship care is and what type of kinship carer you are.

Access to information and Advice.