This document sets out the roles and responsibilities of the designated person for looked after children in schools and the key personnel in place to support that function. It has been produced by the Welsh Government in partnership with the looked after children in education National Strategic Group. The group comprises of external stakeholders who have been instrumental in helping to drive forward our collective work programme. 


This resource was commissioned jointly by Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf local authorities utilising PDG LAC funding.  The content was developed by Andrea Higgins, Academic Director and Programme Coordinator in Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, working closely with Hannah Bevan and Jess Jones, LAC Education Coordinators from Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil.