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Previously Looked After Children (PLAC)

The websites below help support families and schools with children who have been Previously Looked After Child (PLAC).

Together 4 Children

Together4Children is a partnership between Shropshire Council, Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Telford & Wrekin Council. They are the regional adoption agency for the four councils. They also provide other services and initiatives that support children’s permanency.

Visit the Together 4 Children website for more information on our four local authorities working in partnership

Adoption UK Education

This website includes a range of resources and training designed to make education a successful environment for children who have suffered early trauma, neglect or abuse.

Visit the Adoption UK Education website for more information on our training resources

PAC-UK Education

PAC-UK's Education Service offers a range of services to enable schools, parents and guardians and education and social care professionals to meet the needs of children who have experienced difficult starts in life.

Visit the PAC-UK education website for information on thoses affected by adoption, special guardianship and other forms of permanent care

ACE Education

Our advice and information is based on current education law and guidance and covers state funded education for children aged 5 - 16 years in England only. Our advice and information aims to give parents up to date knowledge of law and guidance as well as practical advice on how to work with their child's school to resolve any concerns. Our advice covers a wide range of educational issues.

Visit the Ace Education website for independent advice and information on state education in England

The Beacon House

Beacon House is passionate about developing freely available resources so that knowledge about the repair of trauma and adversity is in the hands of those who need it. Please feel free to use our resources in your home or work setting.

Visit the Beacon House website for more information on the full range of resources

The Inner World

Living with and loving a child who carries trauma pain through their daily life is a humbling and exhausting experience.

This website is a collection of creative works in different formats to support parents and professionals working with these incredible children.

Visit the Inner World Work website for information on living with and loving a child who carries trauma pain


Is the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England. We give clear and impartial information about adopting and can put you in touch with adoption agencies in your area.

Many adopted children can find school difficult. They will often display complex behaviour due to the trauma they experienced at critical times in their development. Consequently, the new environment may make them feel threatened and unsafe and this disrupts their learning, we can provide help and support.

Visit the First4Adoption website for more information on adopting children

Coram Life Education

Is the leading provider of health, wellbeing, relationships, and drugs education to almost half a million children across the UK, delivered under the strapline ‘Helping Children Make Healthy Choices’. Trained Educators use evidence-based, interactive, creative methods and resources to stimulate curiosity and imagination amongst children in 1 in 10 English and Scottish primary schools (2,004 schools). 

Visit the Coram Life Education website for more information on health,wellbeing and relationships education

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