It is a statutory requirement that every Looked After Child has a Personal Education Plan (PEP) that should be monitored and updated, along with the Care Plan every 6 months.
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.
The Dudley Virtual School recommends that PEPs are carried out on a termly basis.
PEPs for Dudley LAC (Early Years to age 16) must now be completed electronically using ePEP Online. Designated Teachers, Social workers and other named professionals are provided with individual logins and can use the following link to access the system:
Guidance on using the system can be downloaded from the links below. Further guidance is under development and will be posted here.
If you are a designated Teacher or Social Worker for a Dudley LAC and have not received your login please contact the Virtual School at email@example.com or telephone the ePEP Help desk on 01384 813494
NB 16+and Uni PEPs must still be completed on paper forms which can be downloaded from the links below.
An ePEP Help Desk will operate from 8.45 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday term time on 01384 81 3494