2019 Annual Forum

Event: London Forum
Date: Friday 8th November
Venue: Mary Ward House Conference and Exhibition Centre, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN
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Event: Leeds Forum
Date: Friday 22nd November
Venue: The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ
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Welfare Call’s invitation-only client conference will bring together representatives from Local Authorities, in particular Virtual Schools. Thought-provoking presentations and discussions will entertain, enlighten and improve your understanding of the Welfare Call software and services.
Learn from industry thought leaders about the future of the Virtual Schools. Gain insights from Welfare Call on how the company and technology is evolving to meet the changing landscape.


Judy Sebba OBE

Professor of Education in the Rees Centre, engaging in research on the education of vulnerable children including children in care

Andrew Baxter

Senior Policy Adviser at Department for Education


08:30 – 09:15  – Registration and Refreshments
09:15 – 09:30  – Welcome and Overview of the day
09:30 – 10:15  – Welfare Call – The journey ahead 2019-20
10:15 – 11.15  – External Speaker Platform
11:15 – 11:30  – Networking and Refreshments
11:30 – 12:30  – Elective Stream 1
12:30 – 13:30  – Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:30  – External Speaker Platform
14:30 – 15:30  – Elective Stream 2 (Repeats of stream 1)
15:30 – 16:00  – Networking and Refreshments
16:00 – 16:30  – Closing Remarks and Q&A
16:30 –                  Event Closes


The same content will be covered in the AM and PM sessions (except for the analytics workshops)

  1. Title: ePEP and EHCP
  2. Title: Analytics (New and Existing)
  3. Title: Three R’s (Reach, Results and Resource)
  4. Title: Internal Efficiencies


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  • “The introduction of the electronic personal education plans (EPEPs) system is improving information-sharing, with an increased oversight from the virtual school, although the impact on improving the quality of PEPs is not yet evident. Inspectors found that the pupil premium grant was used well to support after-school activities, including access to a nurture group, extra mathematics and English tuition, and the provision mentors.”

    Haringey – Children’s Services Inspection October 2018 (commenced with ePEP April 2018)
  • “The strong emphasis on ensuring that PEPs are of good quality and completed in a timely way is contributing well to children’s progress.”

    Enfield Children’s Services Inspection March 2019
  • “Education is actively promoted for children in care and the virtual school is increasingly effective in ensuring that children make good progress and reach their potential. The quality and timeliness of personal education plans have improved significantly. Children benefit from regular reviews of their progress.”

    London Borough of Waltham Forest – Children’s Services Inspection – Jan 2019
  • “Personal education plans are timely, set clear targets and are written in the first person. They effectively capture the voice of the child.”

    Manchester Children’s Services Focused visit – 17/09/2018
  • “The majority of personal education placed include a clear picture of the child’s progress, emotional and well-being and behaviour.”

    London Borough of Tower Hamlets Ofsted Inspection (published 07/04/2017)
  • “The quality of personal education plans is much improved.”

    Darlington Borough Council Ofsted Inspection (published 21/05/2018)
  • “The large majority of children and young people have an up-to-date, good quality personal education plan.”

    London Borough of Lambeth Ofsted Inspection (published 09/05/2018)
  • “Personal education plans are good and are regularly reviewed. They provide a vivid picture of individual children’s progress, including their social and emotional well-being, academic abilities and attitude to learning. The plans show how the pupil premium is being used to improve progress. When children are not making expected levels of progress, LACE staff identify and agree support strategies with the school, foster parents and carers to promote improvement.”

    North Lincolnshire Council Ofsted Inspection (published 25/09/17)
  • “Education planning for children looked after has historically been poor. However, teachers and the local authority are now taking full ownership of a recently introduced electronic system, and the quality of personal education plans is improving.”

    Barnet Council Ofsted Inspection (published 07/07/2017)
  • “The large majority of personal education plans (PEPs) are now of good quality. Managers have successfully introduced e-PEPs for all children looked after up to the age of 16. Appropriate training is provided for social workers and designated teachers, which is improving the quality of plans and the impact of PEP meetings.”

    Bedford Borough Council Inspection (published 07/04/2017)