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Why Virtual Schools Should Support Adopted Children

3An interesting blog piece written from the perspective of an adoptive parent, Gareth Marr.

Gareth Marr

“Adopted children are likely to be the most traumatised children in the country. They have been adopted because they cannot go back to their birth family. Their life and sanity is so threatened that they have to be totally severed from their previous existence. Many Children in Care will go back to their birth families. Those with Special Guardianship Orders or Child Arrangement Orders can have contact with their birth family. Their identity, who they are, where they come from, has not been severed and they have not been placed with strangers.” 

This quote came from my presentation to a seminar my Local Authority held in June on extending the support of our Virtual School to adopted and other vulnerable children. You can see the programme here: Agenda-DCS seminar programme It caused a few gasps amongst the audience of children care professionals and Virtual School staff. Of course they will have…

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