Harrow's CWSW Ever-6 Commitment
In September 2021 the role of the Virtual School Head (VSH) was extended. It now includes all children who have or have had a social worker. This includes children in need (CIN), and those subject to child protection plans (CPP).
The objectives were to:
- ensure there would be a local champion for children with a social worker (CWSW) in the Virtual School (VS) in every LA in England
- increase the profile of CWSW in schools
- promote the educational needs of CWSW in children’s social care
- target strategic support earlier for CWSW
- provide strategic leadership, “to create a culture of high aspirations that helps all children with a social worker to make educational progress”.
Harrow VSs have made the following commitment to all young people who are, and have, previously been CWSW living in Harrow:
- To continually recognise, celebrate and promote the high achievement of all CWSWEver-6. This is done through working with Harrow schools. Information is collected about:
- their successes
- recognising achievements at the end of key stages in their education
- continually fostering a culture of accountability by tracking their attainment
- To provide and signpost young people to enrichment opportunities. This includes activities that foster a love of learning and promote lifelong achievement in a variety of areas:
- the arts
- To support CWSWEver-6 in accessing educational opportunities. This includes Springboard that supports their aspirations and give them access to specialist support.
- To provide guidance and support to schools in relation to exclusions, attendance issues and trauma.
- To support all Harrow schools in developing trauma-informed practice. In addition to provide the training and resources that ensure schools are able to achieve trauma-informed status.
- To provide support for referrals made to Harrow services, including the NHS, CAMHS and education.