Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

West Midlands Virtual School - Children in Care Foundation

West Midlands Virtual Schools are pleased to announce an Introduction to Attachment and Trauma Virtual Conference for Post 16 Providers.

A dynamic online event exploring young people’s journey into care and the impact of this on their experience of post-16 education. Through theatre and keynote, this training will explore how further education professionals can support young people who may be struggling with independent living, dysfunctional family relationships and transitioning into adulthood.

The online event is taking place on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Download the flyer for more information and booking details

Designated Teacher (DTs) Termly Network meetings and Nominated Governor Network meetings

The network meetings are open to all DTs, whether from a primary or secondary, mainstream or special school, or from a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). DTs are also welcome to sign up their governor for Children in Care (CiC) and post-LAC to attend the Nominated Governor Network meetings.

The network meetings provide ongoing support with the Personal Education Plan (PEP), further updates on statutory duties and a forum for professional discussions and sharing of effective practice with regards to improving outcomes for CiC.


  • Wednesday 20 October 2021 - 3.30pm - 6pm
  • Thursday 20 January 2022 - 3.30pm - 6pm.

Both sessions will be held remotely using Microsoft teams. The invite and link will be sent once your booking is confirmed.

To book a place on one of these sessions please email

Last updated: 22/07/2021 12:56

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