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Support for adopted children and those under special guardianship orders
- Information for Schools – Adoption Grab Pack 2018 (supporting children and young people who are permanently placed – adoption or special guardianship. Key information for all staff working in educational settings).
- Guidance for education plans for adopted children
- Education plan for adopted children (EPAC) form
Contacts for adopted children (previously in care) and those under special guardianship orders are:
Tel: 01392 383000
Tel: 01392 384786
Pupil premium information for adoptive children
The pupil premium for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.
More information can be found in the Pupil premium plus for adopted children document.
Educational psychology support for adopted children
The EPs who work alongside Devon Adoption offer advice and support to adopters, schools and a wide range of professionals who support children who are adopted. We offer consultations to parents and school staff and also whole school training on attachment or other issues related to adoption.
Members of the team use their skills, where appropriate, to support the inclusion of children who are adopted through interventions such as Circle of Friends and Circle of Adults or supervision for staff who are working with complex children.
We frequently contribute to local/regional conferences by running workshops. We are looking to maximise the amount of time we have by working more closely with Devon Adoption to develop training and intervention packages. Our team lead, Louise Goodchild, sits on the Adoption Panel. EP support is accessed through the child’s post-adoption social worker, school or other professionals.
EP Team: Tel: 01392 287233
Babcock LDP Educational Psychology and Early Years Services have collaborated with Devon County Council to produce guidance for schools and settings to promote successful transitions across all phases of education. Transitions are very important for children and young people and can be a challenging and anxiety-provoking time, particularly when the child or young person is vulnerable or has Special Educational Needs and/or a disability that require understanding and support over the transition. These guidance documents aim to support parents/carers, staff and other professionals in ensuring high quality transition practice across Devon.
The 4 documents below can be found on the Babcock website here:
• Transitions in Early Years.
• Transitions in Primary and Secondary education.
• Transition from School to further education and training.
• Transition from College.