Children looked after (CLA)
Children Looked After (CLA)
Under the Children Act 1989, a child is legally defined as ‘looked after’ by a local authority if he or she:
- gets accommodation from the local authority for a continuous period of more than 24 hours
- is subject to a care order (to put the child into the care of the local authority)
- is subject to a placement order (to put the child up for adoption)
Children who are 'looked after' may need additional support in school in order to reach their full potential. If children are adopted from care, this support may need to continue.
At OLSG, Miss Harvey is the Designated Teacher, responsible for overseeing the support and provision in place for any child who is looked after or post looked after.