Written evidence submitted by the National Association of Virtual School Heads (NAVSH)


NAVSH: The National Association of Virtual School Heads for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children exists to improve educational outcomes for looked after children by working with partners and commissioning research to ensure that the educational needs of care experiences children are better understood. All local authorities in England are required to have a Virtual School Head


National Association of Virtual School Heads – Looking After Learning (navsh.org.uk)


The responsibilities of a VSH including children in care outlined in statutory guidance.

Promoting the education of looked-after and previously looked-after children - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For those children in custody additional guidance is contained in appendix 2


A meeting was convened between representatives of NAVSH, DfE and MoJ tin November 2020 o explore a numbers of areas raised by NAVSH members including




These areas will be an on-going area for consideration and research in order to improve outcomes for care experienced children in custody.


February 2021