Modern technology to support Looked After Children

Posted on 12 December 2018 in All news

The number of children entering care is increasing, with 90 young people entering the system every day.

We know that children in care face greater risks than their counterparts. Looked after children are vulnerable to mental health issues, exploitation and homelessness; they are also more likely to miss out on vital education. It is up to us to provide children in care with the same opportunities as their peers and to support every individual to reach their potential.

At the recent Looked After Children: Improving Life Chances conference, guests gathered to hear of the latest developments of policy and funding in the care system. A number of experts spoke of the major child protection issues facing looked after children, highlighting the vital support required to provide children in care with the support they need and deserve.

Head of Looked After Call, Ruth Davies, discussed the role of integrated systems in improving communications; many attendees highlighted the importance of effective communication between stakeholders to monitor a looked after child’s progress. Strong engagement based on reliable, consistent and timely data is key for local authorities and schools to support a child in care. Today, we can make the most of modern technology to enable these vital relationships.

Looked After Call was designed with the unique needs of local authorities, virtual schools and looked after children in mind. The integrated system delivers real-time data, providing reports on the attendance, attainment and progress of children in the care of a local authority. All information is stored and accessed in the Looked After Call secure web portal, allowing virtual school staff to interrogate and deliver a variety of reports, tailored to their specific needs. At its’ core, Looked After Call ensures all students are safe and cared for.

With reduced resources and an increasing demand for data, having all systems in one place improves security, saves time otherwise spent on manual data tasks, in effect reducing opportunity for error, and saves money by reducing the number of platforms used.

Looked After Call currently monitors over 4,500 pupils in more than 2,200 schools across 170+ local authorities throughout the UK. Visit our website or get in touch to find out more and to book a demo today. Call 03333 13 14 15 or email