Our Looked After Children Education Service (LACES) aims to improve the educational outcomes of children in care with an innovative programme of early intervention and targeted support to narrow the attainment gap with their peers.

The service consists of a dedicated and committed team, who provide invaluable support and resources for schools, carers, social workers, and most importantly for disengaged and under achieving pupils.

The structure of our service delivery enables a flexible approach to our educational support, with importance being placed on targeting and early intervention.

Our service will continue to be adapted to incorporate changes to statutory guidance, curriculum and the Ofsted inspection framework, but primarily to ensure Liverpool children in care have access to the most appropriate opportunities for them to reach their full potential, wherever they are educated.


All looked after children should have a PEP as part of their overall care plan. The designated teacher has lead responsibility for the development and implementation of the PEP. Submit your PEP by clicking on the link below.
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Annual Report

To view our 2017 Annual LACES report, click here.
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Download resources to help with your PEP submission here. 
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To get in touch with our LACES team please email [email protected] or call 0151 233 3901