At New College we recognise that sometimes young people with experiences of being in care want or need a little extra support.
At New College we believe that all young people have the right to an education, regardless of what is happening at home. We are committed to ensuring our looked after young people and care leavers receive the best opportunities and support to succeed and work closely with LACES (The Looked After Children Education Service).
We know that the move from school to College can be challenging for many students as well as exciting. However, we recognise that young people in care may face issues and want different levels of support. The Student Services Team includes people who are here to help and support this move to College. Our team will work with you to identify ways we can assist you on a one-to-one basis, addressing any individual needs and concerns you may have.
On a need to know basis, certain staff will be made aware that a young person is, or has been, in care, but they will not be told any further details unless they are part of your immediate support team. We can also work with your personal tutor and your lecturers to ensure they are sensitive to your needs. We can also access other support from the Student Services team such as financial support, lockers and transport advice for example.