Steve Kurlandzki

Welfare Call announce the departure of one of their longest serving employees Steve Kurlandzki, who will be leaving at the end of February. Steve has been with Welfare Call for almost 12 years… Read more

Cyber Essentials : Building confidence through security

“We’re happy to say that our efforts to become Cyber Essentials accredited have been successful showing that the design and implementation of our service to date and the procedures and processes we operate meet the security standards required.” Chris Johnson,… Read more

Winter Newsletter

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Autumn Newsletter

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Welfare Call celebrate G-Cloud 10 listing

South Yorkshire based, Welfare Call Limited, have just been confirmed as listed on the Government’s G-Cloud 10 framework and are on track to reach their ambitious expansions plans. Welfare Call has been providing safeguarding services to Local Authorities since 2002… Read more

Nearly there!

As part of our ongoing work the software behind Welfare Call’s main website has been updated with a privacy and maintenance release. This includes features that help bring the site in line with the requirements of the GDPR. Remember the… Read more

Welfare Call continues to grow…

Welfare call are pleased to welcome the latest member of their team, Graham Kavanagh, who joins us in the role of CEO: “I am extremely proud to have joined the Welfare Call family as Chief Executive Officer on the 1st… Read more

February 2018 – Welcome aboard Birmingham!

As you can probably tell, Welfare Call are over the moon to announce that Birmingham’s Virtual School have chosen Welfare Call to support them in the collection of school attendance for their looked after children. Birmingham have the biggest cohort… Read more

January 2018 – Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone! Welfare Call hopes you’ve all had a great break and a positive start to the New Year. Over recent weeks you may have come across a lot of media coverage regarding potential security alerts with PC hardware… Read more

November 2017

November has traditionally been one of the busiest months of the year for Welfare Call, so unsurprisingly this year is no different. Whilst we held yet another two very successful annual forums in London and Barnsley (more about the forums… Read more

October 2017 – Welfare Call attending Scotland’s ADES Conference

Welfare Call are delighted to announce that for the first time we’ll be attending Scotland’s ADES Conference in November. This event is seen as the equivalent to England’s NAVSH conference, so it’s a huge opportunity for Welfare Call to showcase… Read more

September 2017 – Welfare Call Annual Forum Dates

Welcome back one and all to the start of another school year. Whilst teachers, children and (some) Virtual Schools have enjoyed a well earned rest over the Summer, Welfare Call have been preparing ourselves to monitor the most children we’ve… Read more

August 2017 – Welfare Call shortlisted for a CYP Now Award – Safeguarding Category

The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Now in their twelfth year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who… Read more

July 2017 – Annual Shutdown / 103 Authorities and counting…

Please make note of our Annual Shutdown period for IT maintenance. This year sees the three days fall on the 2nd / 3rd / 4th August (Wednesday / Thursday / Friday) and there will be no one on site to… Read more

June 2017 – Capita One B2B Open Exports

For a long time now, Welfare Call have had the ability to provide authorities reports in XML format, which can then be imported manually by our customers into their Capita One systems. Historically, this saved you manually inputting the attendance… Read more

Cyber Essentials : Building confidence through security

“We’re happy to say that our efforts to become Cyber Essentials accredited have been successful showing that the design and implementation of our service to date and the procedures and processes we operate meet the security standards required.” Chris Johnson,… Read more

April 2017

Welcome back to the start of the Summer Term everyone! Welfare Call hopes you have all had a great time over the Easter period. The 2016 academic year proved to be one of our most successful years to date in… Read more

March 2017 / NAVSH conference

March is one of our favourite months of the year, as we gear up to attend the National Virtual Heads conference. It gives Welfare Call the chance to catch up with friends and familiar faces, but it’s also an opportunity… Read more

February 2017

After a great start to the New Year, we are now well underway and it is business as usual with a host of new authorities coming on board with Welfare Call… We would therefore like to take the opportunity to… Read more

January 2017 – A VERY Happy New Year!

Welcome back one and all after the festive break. Welfare Call hope the New Year has started as well for you as it has for us. Another month brings more good news for us, and we can announce that Somerset… Read more
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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)