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Bedford Borough Virtual School has oversight for all Bedford Borough children in care from Early Years, throughout their statutory education years and through post 16 further education.

The role of the authority is set out in the document promoting the education of looked after children statutory guidance for local authorities February 2018. All post 16 looked after children should have a Personal Education Plan or Personal Action Plan submitted at least twice annually. Where a young person requests a PEP, it is the responsibility of the educational setting to complete and submit the documentation.

The Virtual School plays a vital role in supporting other professionals, carers and care leavers from Bedford Borough in respect of education, training and employment.

We work in partnership with colleagues in social care, carers, young people, colleges/universities and training providers to support positive outcomes for our young people and assist them to overcome any barriers to learning.

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