Adoption Support

Adoption Support

The Virtual School has established links with the Surrey Adoption Service.  Anyone who has been affected by adoption from the care system (or from overseas) is entitled to an assessment of their support needs, and the service provides a range of services to adopted young people, their families and birth relatives of adopted children. More information is available via the Surrey County Council Website or you can contact the service directly on 01932 794347 or email adoption@surreycc.gov.uk

If you have a child adopted under the Adoption Act 2002 (from December 2005 onwards) - the School your child attends will be able to claim additional funding to assist with any learning needs your child may have.  In order to do this, you will need to make contact with the School and provide relevant proof of your child's eligibility - see Post-Care Pupil Premium under our Funding page.  The Surrey Adoption Service have also supplied a template for an Education Plan for Adopted Children (EPAC) which you and your School may wish to make use of.

On 14 May 2014, new admissions guidance was published by the DfE providing an extension to the Schools Admission Code to include all children adopted from local authority care, and not just those adopted from care under the 2002 Act.