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

Maximising Resources and Minimising Costs: Welfare Call’s Crucial Role in Supporting Local Authorities

In an era of tightening budgets and increasing demands, local authorities are facing unprecedented challenges in delivering essential services and meeting and exceeding their statutory obligations, particularly for vulnerable children and young people. The struggle to balance budgets while ensuring… Read more

Posted by on 12th November 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

Come and meet us at the NAVSH 2023 Annual Conference in Manchester, Weds 8th & Thurs 9th March 2023

This week we’re taking part in the NAVSH annual conference at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Weds 8th & Thurs 9th March 2023. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you all during the two-day… Read more

Posted by on 6th March 2023

Electronic PEPs: their rise in popularity and the benefits of moving your PEPs online

Over the last 15 years Welfare Call has witnessed – and been a crucial part of – a fundamental evolvement in the way children’s personal education plans (PEPs) are accessed and completed.   Whilst there is still a proportion of… Read more

Posted by on 14th February 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

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

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

The use of Pupil Premium Plus to Improve Educational Outcomes for Looked After Children

A recent paper written by Bath Spa University highlighted the variations in how different virtual schools allocate and manage Pupil Premium allocations, and the need to be able to measure and isolate the impact of PP+. As identified in this… Read more

Posted by on 25th February 2022

NAVSH Conference 2022: How to widen the brief without losing the plot

NAVSH conference 2022

We are really looking forward to seeing you all in person at the NAVSH conference on 16th – 17th March 2022 at Earl’s Court, London. This year’s theme is “How to widen the brief without losing the plot” so we’ll… Read more

Posted by on 17th February 2022

Cyber Essentials : 2021 Confirmed Compliant

“Despite the challenges and substantial changes in working practices over the last 12 months, as we all get used to a new ‘normal’ we are delighted to say that our security processes have met the everything 2020 could throw at… Read more

Posted by on 14th December 2021

How can we help Virtual School heads get children in care the education they need?

An article caught my eye earlier this month on the challenges of getting children in care the education they need. It goes on to say that Virtual School heads lack the powers they need in the face of “pushback” from… Read more

Posted by on 17th November 2021

Welfare Call accredited for the government G-Cloud 12 framework

We’re happy to announce that we’ve once again been accepted on the latest iteration of the Government certified Digital Marketplace framework, G-Cloud 12.   The G-Cloud framework is an initiative that the Government began in 2012 to provide UK public… Read more

Posted by on 2nd February 2021

A VERY Happy New Year, and welcome to Somerset, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest

Welcome back one and all after the festive break. Welfare Call hopes the New Year has started as well for you as it has for us.   Another month brings more good news for us, and we can announce that… Read more

Posted by on 17th January 2017