Support for vulnerable students
We offer bespoke support to:
- Looked after Children/ Care Leavers
- Young carers
- Estranged students
- Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Child (UASC)
Come and speak to us if you are not sure if qualify for support within college or financial support. We are based in David Hockney Building, on the first floor, room 9.
If any of the below applies to you, please get in touch with the safeguarding and wellbeing team and we will support you during your time at college. Bradford College is an inclusive, friendly college where every student matters and is valued.
Looked after children
If you have been in care for a minimum of 13 weeks, some of which was after age 16, you are entitled to continuing support from your local authority until age 25. As a looked-after child, until the age of 18 you will be invited to attended Personal Education Plan and Looked After Child reviews, to ensure that your needs are being met.
Young carers are those under the age of 18 who have the responsibility of caring for someone else - normally a family member with a mental or physical illness/ physical and/ or mental disability, substance misuse such as alcohol or drugs.
This is someone studying without the support of a family network.
Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC)
This is a young person who is in local authority care due to being in the country without any family. We have a dedicated Wellbeing Officer for students who are Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children (UASC). Please email Rachel Bradbury at [email protected]
- National Network for the Education of Care Leavers https://www.nnecl.org/
- Rees Foundation Charity http://www.reesfoundation.org/
- Become – Charity for children in Care and Young Care Leavers https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/
- Young Carers: www.bardardos.org.uk>what-we-do>helping-families>young-careers
- Star – Student Action For Refugees. This also provides details of different scholarships that Universities throughout the UK offer. https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/
- Legal advice https://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/
- Advice for estranged students https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/