If you are making an application for a previously looked after child complete the relevant section on the application form and submit evidence of your child’s ‘previously looked after’ status.
Evidence of this status must be one of the following:
- a special guardianship order. This order appoints one or more individuals to be a child's special guardian(s). Refer to Section 14A of the Children Act 1989
- a child arrangements order. This order settles the arrangements of the person the child is to live with. Refer to Section 8 of the Children Act 1989, as amended by Section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014
- Child arrangements orders replace residence orders and any residence order in force prior to 22 April 2014 is deemed to be a child arrangements order.
- an adoption order. Refer to Section 46 of the Adoption and Children act 2002 or Section 12 of the 1976 Adoption Act
Send evidence to the Admissions Team by the application deadline. Send the whole document as priority cannot be given without it. We may contact the local authority where the child was in care to confirm the child's status.