Designated teacher for looked-after children: model role description

Download our model role description to help you set out the duties and responsibilities for a designated teacher for looked-after children (LAC) and previously LAC.

Last reviewed on 16 June 2022
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  1. Download and adapt our model role description 

Download and adapt our model role description 

Our model role description is based on the DfE's statutory guidance on the designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children. Use the role description as a starting point, and adapt it to suit your context.

It is not a comprehensive list of all of the responsibilities and tasks that the designated teacher will carry out.

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