What is specialist education and wellbeing support?

We offer drop-in and appointment based support sessions (London only) to provide:

  • Advice and guidance on educational rights and entitlements relating to young peoples' immigration status
  • Longer-term advocacy and support work with young people facing barriers to access, remaining and progressing in education
  • Support to create and implement educational action plans
  • Psycho-social support for those who are struggling to remain in education due to mental health difficulties

Here's what this programme achieved in 2018-19:

Who is specialist education and wellbeing support for?

  • Young asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of trafficking who are under the age of 24
  • Those at key stages of transition in life which pose challenges to accessing, remaining or progressing in education
  • Those who are NEET (not in education, employment or training)
  • For face to face support work, you must live in London and be willing to travel for appointments
  • Those living outside of London (but must be in the UK), we can offer educational support, advice and guidance through email or over the phone.

How can you get specialist education and wellbeing support?

If you are a young person wishing to access our advice and guidance or if you are a professional wishing to refer a young person to our specialist educational support work team, please get in touch with Bryony Norman. Please note that we are currently not able to accept new referrals due to staff capacity. 

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