Understanding and Supporting Care Experienced / Estranged Students

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Course overview

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge, understanding and confidence that will empower you to support care experienced young people and estranged students in Higher Education (HE). The course may also be of interest to any student-facing staff in HE, including personal and academic tutors and those working in careers.

Please note that Go Higher West Yorkshire and its member institutions collaboratively adopt the common definition of ‘care experienced’.

Being care experienced means you will have spent time living with foster carers under local authority care, in residential care (e.g. a children’s home), looked after at home under a supervision order, or in kinship care with relatives or friends, either officially (e.g. a special guardianship order) or informally without local authority support.

By adopting this wider definition of care experienced, students will be able to receive support from the institution that they have applied to.  You can find out more within our press release here.

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