This statutory guidance is for:
- local authorities
It applies to maintained schools. It relates to the duty of governing bodies of all maintained schools to appoint a designated person for looked after children on the school roll.
Making a difference’ focuses primarily on the designated person role in primary, secondary and special schools, but also covers the transition of looked after children and young people from pre-school to compulsory education and to further and higher education.
The good practice contained in this guide also has relevance for post-16 education settings where there is a designated person for looked after children, young people and/or care leavers.