Birmingham Virtual school partner with the Welfare Call group to ensure that we have all the most up to date information we need about how and where our children and young people are engaging with their education.
Welfare Call has been working with the Virtual Schools network for over 16 years.
They make regular calls to schools to collect the attendance data for our looked after children.
This assists with being able to provide early intervention for those not in school, and provides a solid base for the safeguarding of these vulnerable children.
The rapport that is built up with the schools that they contact enhances this procedure, and leads to positive outcomes in attainment and a reduction in exclusions.