Case Study

UK Local Authorities and Virtual Heads

Key Support

Digital Transformation

Professional Development

Safeguarded Learning Environment

The vision

A safe world in which vulnerable children within the care of a Local Authority can still find out the truth without bias or fake news. A place where they can stay safe on the Internet while still getting the same level of engagement.

What did we do?

Britannica undertook work with Virtual Heads in Local Authorities to better understand and address the complex needs of children in their care. This includes groups such as non-accompanied asylum seekers, adopted children, and post-16 (out of care) children in the care of relatives and foster caregivers. Our experience with safeguarding, providing unbiased content, and being able to adapt to local requirements means that we were able to develop customized resources to meet their needs to combat issues such as radicalization, discrimination, and the safety of children in care. 

In Ofsted’s recent inspection of our Children Safeguarding Services, the inspector was impressed that we had invested in Britannica as a learning resource for our Looked-after Children, and thought that it was a very good investment from an e-safety perspective.

Darren Martindale
Virtual School Head for LAC & Youth Offending

But it didn’t stop there…

Our curriculum experts developed CPD courses for anyone responsible for a child under the care of a Local Authority to better support their initiatives.

We worked alongside experts in the field to truly understand the intricate educational needs of these Children in Care to help those responsible
for shaping their future in being able to deliver a safe and productive educational experience.