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

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

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

Our Attendance Service Continues to Expand: Welcome to Welfare Call

Attendance Monitoring data is a vital tool allowing Authorities to take control and react where problems arise and strive for improvements in their absenteeism and exclusion figures. We already work with more than 75% of Local Authorities to ensure that… Read more

Posted by on 17th April 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

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

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

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

New Government Initiative: Support for vulnerable young people in serious violence hotspots

We’re interested to learn of a new government initiative to support young people across England who are most at risk of serious violence or gang exploitation Support for vulnerable young people in serious violence hotspots – GOV.UK   The targeted… Read more

Posted by on 18th January 2022

Welfare Call Raises over £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support

We are delighted to report that our Macmillan’s Cancer Support ‘Coffee Morning’ on Friday 28th September raised an astonishing £535.86 It was an amazing effort by all our employees who pulled out all the stops to raise money for a… Read more

Posted by on 3rd October 2019

Welfare Call shortlisted for a CYP Now Award – Safeguarding Category

The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Now in their twelfth year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who… Read more

Posted by on 17th July 2017