What we do


West Midlands Virtual Schools Children in Care Foundation

WMVS Children in Care Foundations aims to improve educational outcomes for care experienced children by working with our partners and commissioning training to ensure that the educational needs of looked after and previously looked after children are better understood across the region.



Is to extend the offer of art, sport and cultural opportunities available across the West Midlands region for care experienced Children and Young People. We want to open new opportunities to our children and raise their awareness of exciting, and sometimes daunting, activities they have not experienced before.

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Is that every care-experienced young person can access activities, events and programmes in the Arts, Sport and culture, regardless of where they reside.

We put children at the heart of everything we do. Their voice creates the blueprint for all that we offer.



Our mission is to enable children in care and care leavers to pursue their wider curricular interests and ambitions. The foundation is committed to establishing a programme that actively promotes and supports the education of children that are, or who have been, in care to one the fourteen local authorities, ensuring that our programmes, events and activities are accessible to all our children and young people regardless of where they reside.

The WMVS CiC Foundation supports in excess of 11,000 care experienced children and young people, their Carers, Parents and families and links closely with a significant number of groups, agencies and professionals.



Our values underpin every decision and action we take and drive our work.

  • We’re passionate about enhancing the lives of children and young people who have experienced the care system

  • We strive to increase access and participation in events, programmers and activities in the Arts, Sport and Culture

  • We’re ambitious for children and young people and will go above and beyond in the pursuit of children and young people’s dreams and ambitions

  • We collaborate internally and externally with other organisations to get the best outcomes for children

  • We understand that being ambitious for children and young people means releasing their potential and their own self-belief

  • Our ambition to provide young people with the best educational journey to enable them to lead fulfilling lives means that we will put their needs first, even in the most testing circumstances

  • We will ensure that professionals and organisations working with care experienced children understand the impact of their care journey and work towards a set of trauma informed and attachment aware standards in supporting care experienced children

  • We will look to learn from and commission research to understand the impact of our work


Use the links to the right to find out more about WMVS Childen in Care Foundation and our services.


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