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It is a statutory requirement that every child looked after (CLA) has a Personal Education Plan (PEP) that should be monitored and updated, as part of the Care Plan, every six months. For Dudley CLA PEPs take place every term and must be completed electronically using ePEP Online.

What is a PEP?

A PEP is a way of monitoring and supporting the education of a young person in care.

  • It is a mechanism for consulting, listening to and involving the young person in their educational experience.
  • The PEP should be preventative. It should minimise delay, flagging up particular needs and lead to priority action.
  • The process should strengthen joint working and corporate parenting.
  • The PEP is intended to enhance stability, achieve continuity and raise the expectations and self esteem of the young person.
  • It acknowledges achievement and celebrates success.
  • PEPs are an essential mechanism for tracking children's progress and ensuring that appropriate and timely support is in place to raise attainment.
  • PEPs in Dudley, for school age children, are carried out on a termly basis.

What is ePEP Online?

ePEP Online is a web based portal which enables the Virtual School, teachers, social workers and other named professionals to monitor and record PEPs for Dudley CLA.

ePEP Guidance and Support for Professionals

Below we have included a number of downloads to help guide you on using the ePEP system. 

If you are a designated teacher or social worker and have not received your login please contact us.

We also have a help desk available 9.00 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday in term time on 01384 813494.

Please note: Post 16 PEPs for the academic year 2019-20 must be completed on the ePEP system. More details on training, support and logins for Post 16 providers will be published shortly (22/08/19).

Uni PEPs are optional and can be completed on paper forms (below).