The scheme involves councillors acting as guardians or 'pushy parents' to children in care, to help improve educational outcomes for this vulnerable group.
The councillors will work 'behind the scenes' without direct contact with the young person and in most cases the child will not be aware of their involvement. `
Councillors will have close contact with social care staff on the progress of their child. They will bring their strong influence to help overcome any obstacles that the child might encounter in his/her educational path, intrinsically linked to a child's overall quality of life.
Traditionally children in care have under-performed in the educational system, however with the progress made in this year's exam results, the scheme is set to further add to this success.
Sarah Richardson, cabinet member for children's services, said:
'Westminster acts as parent to a high number of children who have experienced violence or whose life experiences are such that the local authority has to step in. We fully expect this initiative to have a direct and positive impact on the lives of looked after children.'