Aberdeen City Council have a Corporate Parenting Role for pupils who are either currently in Local Authority care, or have experienced Local Authority care in the past.
This includes having a virtual school set up to ensure that Care Experienced children have all the opportunities which they should have. The Virtual School are running some drop in sessions with information which may be of interest to families.
Tuesday 23rd November 4-5pm
Wednesday 12th January 5-6pm
Questions will be answered by Larissa (Virtual School Head Teacher) or Elaine (Virtual School Education Support Officer). Larissa or Elaine will be available on Microsoft Teams at the times noted. Although this will be an opportunity for general information sharing and discussion, if you would like to speak about support for an individual child or young person who is Looked After or Previously Looked After, please email Larissa Gordon LaGordon@aberdeencity.gov.uk or Elaine Law ElaLaw@aberdeencity.gov.uk in the first instance. An e-mail reminder will be sent out the Monday prior to the drop-in session. Anyone wishing to participate should respond by lunchtime the day before the Drop In to:
BusinessServices2 BusinessServices2@aberdeencity.gov.uk or register through Eventbrite.
An invite will then be sent to join the meeting. A leaflet about the Virtual School is attached to this memo and will be sent again with the ‘Drop-In’ reminder e-mail on the Monday. The leaflet may answer some of your questions but may also raise new ones?
The Drop-Ins are open to parents, carers, schools , social work and partner organisations as well as anyone who has an interest in finding out more about what we do.