Online Training: Extranet/Analytics functionality and features

Calling all new Virtual School users or anyone who would like refresher training: the first of our termly repeat training sessions is coming up this Thursday 9th May.   Are you a new user eager to unlock the full potential… Read more

Posted by on 7th May 2024

Free upcoming Analytics webinars: have you booked your place?

We’ve got a big programme of free Analytics webinars coming up this term – have you booked your place yet?   Over the next two weeks in April and May, the team will be running sessions on using our AnalyticsRead more

Posted by on 20th April 2024

Reflections on NAVSH Annual Conference 2024

It was another successful NAVSH conference for Welfare Call this year, and we were very proud to be part of NAVSH’s 10 year anniversary celebration. Over the course of the two days, it was not only lovely to see and… Read more

Posted by on 20th March 2024

Come and meet us at the NAVSH Annual Conference in Birmingham, 11th-12th March 2024

With the NAVSH conference only a week away now, Welfare Call always looks forward to this time of year, when we can catch up with new and familiar faces. Our goody bags are becoming infamous as well (I’ll keep it… Read more

Posted by on 4th March 2024

Cyber Essentials Compliant in 2024

Once again, thanks to the efforts of our technical and security teams to meet the new v3.1 Montpellier standard,  Welfare Call (LAC) Ltd has been awarded a Cyber Essentials certificate for 2024. You can view the certificate here: https://registry.blockmarktech.com/certificates/73d1e065-0c35-4341-bbd7-3d6efa8c92b6/ and… Read more

Posted by on 15th February 2024

Come and meet us at the National Children and Adult Services Conference 2023

We’re excited to announce our participation in this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference, a must-attend event for councillors, directors, senior officers, directors of public health, policymakers and service managers, and any individuals or organisations with responsibilities for… Read more

Posted by on 20th November 2023

Why work for Welfare Call?

Our people are our greatest asset. Help us build our story and be part of something special.   What we do Here at The Welfare Call Group, we provide solutions and services to over 100 Local Authorities and organisations throughout… Read more

Posted by on 23rd August 2023

Case Study: Utilising Data to Enhance Support for CIN and CP Children in Virtual Schools with AfC Virtual School and College

Background Suzanne Parrott is the Executive Headteacher of AfC Virtual School and College and is the Associate Director for the education standards of children with a social worker.  AfC Virtual School supports the education of all children looked after who… Read more

Posted by on 13th June 2023

Reflections on the NAVSH conference 2023

A massive thank you to everyone who came to say hello and chat with us at the NAVSH conference 2023.   We had a fantastic two days at the event and as always it was lovely to catch up with… Read more

Posted by on 31st March 2023

Cyber Essentials: Some big changes made in 2022

In January, the NCSC announced an update of the Cyber Essentials technical controls. This move was part of a regular review of the scheme to ensure it keeps evolving as the threat landscape and technologies change. That update was… Read more

Posted by on 7th March 2023

Welfare Call accepted for the government G-Cloud 13 Framework

Welfare Call are happy to announce that we’ve once again been accepted on the latest iteration of the Government certified Digital Marketplace framework, G-Cloud 13. The G-Cloud framework is an initiative that the Government began in 2012 to provide UK… Read more

Posted by on 12th December 2022

National Mourning Closure : Monday 19th September

As you will probably be aware Britain has been given an extra bank holiday for the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday September 19th. The DfE has confirmed that all schools and colleges should close on the bank… Read more

Posted by on 13th September 2022

Celebrating Success: Internal Staff Changes

We have recently conducted internal interviews for two senior posts and are pleased to announce the following internal staff changes:   Rebecca Fevers – Head of Product Development Rebecca has worked for Welfare Call for over ten years and over… Read more

Posted by on 28th June 2022

Welfare Call Forum: Give us your views

For the last two years, we have been unable to host our annual forums (usually hosted in Leeds and central London in November) due to the impact which COVID has had. Instead, we have hosted and conducted a series of… Read more

Posted by on 22nd June 2022

Increased government focus on children with a social worker: how do you monitor CiN & CP attendance?

On the 6th May 2022, the DfE published a guidance document named Working together to improve school attendance. The guidance is intended to help schools, academy trusts, governing bodies, and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance. It… Read more

Posted by on 8th May 2022

Youth Justice Board to Pilot Supported Accommodation Scheme for Children In Custody

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is working with London councils to establish a specialist supported accommodation programme as an alternative to placing young people in custody. The board wants to pilot a bespoke supported setting to address the high number… Read more

Posted by on 27th April 2022

Pupil Premium allocations and conditions of grant for 2022-2023

The goal of the pupil premium grant(PPG) is to raise the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to help them reach their potential. The government has just published its Pupil Premium allocations and conditions of grant for 2022-2023Read more

Posted by on 28th March 2022

Further £16.6m Funding Confirmed for Virtual Schools by Will Quince MP

Last month saw the return of the National Association of Virtual School Heads Conference as an in-person event at London’s Earls Court. It was great to catch up with virtual heads in person after working alongside them remotely for so… Read more

Posted by on 24th March 2022

Where are England’s Children? Safeguarding the most vulnerable children through Attendance monitoring

This week saw the publication of Where are England’s Children? Interim findings from the Children’s Commissioner’s Attendance Audit.   In order to investigate how much Local Authorities (LAs) know about children that are missing education, the Children’s Commissioner’s office… Read more

Posted by on 11th March 2022

Lisa Linscott & Dorset Virtual School: Our Journey with Welfare Call

Lisa Linscott is Virtual School Head and Principal Teacher at Dorset Council.  The Virtual School provides education for children in care (CiC), and also for previously looked after children (PLAC). Its mission is to improve the education and life… Read more

Posted by on 28th February 2022
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