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Children Previously Looked After (CPLA)

CPLA refers to children who are no longer looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because they are subject to an Adoption Order, Special Guardianship Order (SGO) or Child Arrangements Order (CAO).

Who is eligible to contact the Virtual School?

  • Parent/carers of children previously looked after aged 2 - 16 years old who attend an education setting in Warwickshire. 
  • Professionals who work with children previously looked after aged 2 - 16 years old who attend an education setting in Warwickshire.

Parental consent must be sought by professionals before any discussion with the Virtual School relating to a named CPLA.

Two year old funding

Children who have left care under an adoption, SGO or CAO are entitled to two year old funding.

Adoption Support Fund

The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) provides funds to local authorities (LAs) and regional adoption agencies (RAAs) to pay for essential therapeutic services for eligible adoptive and special guardianship order families. 

The ASF is available for children up to and including the age of 21, or 25 with an education, health and care (EHC) plan.

The LA or RAA that places a child with a family is responsible for assessing the needs for 3 years after the order is made. After 3 years, the responsibility lies with the LA or RAA where the family lives, if they have moved. Families apply to the relevant LA or RAA, which will assess their needs.

More information on the adoption support fund.

Useful links for parents, carers and educational settings