Birmingham City Council

Birmingham Virtual School for Looked After Children & LACES

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The Looked After Children Education Service (LACES) in Birmingham comprises teams of teachers, learning mentors, instructors and professional support staff who work in partnership to ensure that Looked After Children (LAC) can fulfil their educational potential.

The service includes outreach teams offering peripatetic support & intervention and a split-site Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) providing onsite education options for LAC.

LACES is part of Birmingham’s Virtual School for LAC which:

“oversees the education of children in care in the authority, and those children in the authority's care who are placed out of the authority, as if they were in a single school”.