Last reviewed on 15 March 2023
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Download and adapt our model policy for designated teachers of looked-after and previously looked-after children. See examples of policies from primaries, a secondary, a special school and trusts.

Download our model policy

Our model designated teacher policy is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. 

It covers relevant requirements and good practice, and has been approved by Forbes Solicitors.

Note: the DfE no longer requires you to have this policy. It updated its guidance on statutory policies for schools and academy trusts on 15 March 2022 to reflect this change. 

Examples from schools

Primary schools

Secondary school

Special school

  • Osborne School, a maintained school for pupils aged 11 to 19 with learning disabilities, in Hampshire