Looked-after children policies

Find examples of policies on the education of looked-after children (LAC) and previously LAC from primary, secondary and special schools.

Last reviewed on 22 April 2022
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 41729
  1. Primary school examples
  2. Secondary school examples
  3. Special school examples

Primary school examples

Community school in Wandsworth

Riversdale Primary School's looked-after children (LAC) policy covers:

  • Circumstances in which a child may become looked after
  • Social and emotional issues that LAC may face
  • The role and responsibilities in relation to LAC of:
    • The designated teacher for LAC
    • All staff
    • Governors
  • Sharing information about LAC
  • Staff training
  • Personal education plans

Access the policy from this webpage (scroll down to 'Additional policies' to find 'Looked-After Children Policy').

Academy in Gloucestershire

A LAC policy from Charlton Kings Junior School sets out:

  • A definition of LAC
  • The school's aims and intentions regarding LAC
  • The role and responsibilities of the designated teacher for LAC
  • The role and responsibilities of the governing body in relation to LAC

Nominate a designated teacher for LAC who will act as their advocate and co-ordinate support for them Nominate a school governor to ensure that the needs of LAC in the school are taken into account at a

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.