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.
What is a PEP?
A PEP is a way of 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.
We recommend that PEPs 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. 16+ and Uni PEPs are currently still completed on paper forms (below).