Looked after and previously looked after children.
Children who are looked after or immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement order or special guardianship order. This includes any child / young person who is subject to a Full Care Order, an interim Care Order, accommodated under Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989, is remanded or detained into Local Authority accommodation under Criminal Law or who has been placed for adoption. Evidence may be requested from carer’s whose children are looked after or were previously looked after by another Local Authority.
Children adopted from state care outside of England Children who appear (to the Governing body) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted will be given equal first priority in admission arrangements, alongside looked after children (LAC) and children who were previously looked after by English local authorities (PLAC). These children are referred to as internationally adopted previously looked after children – “IAPLAC”.
Evidence will be required from the carer confirming that their child meets the above criteria in accordance with the DfE’s non-statutory guidance on the admission of IAPLAC.