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Supporting care experienced young people

The college is committed to providing excellent support for young people who are care experienced. Primary support comes from our welfare team through support coaches, but we also work in close partnership with other agencies to ensure that all our young people have the best possible chance of success and go on to meaningful and positive destinations.

The college is a very proud member of the Nottinghamshire Looked After Young People and Care Leavers’ strategic board and has contributed to a new strategy for Nottinghamshire launched in March 2022. Our care experienced students contributed to this strategy and we are so pleased to see their voices reflected in the final document.

Our pledge to care for experienced young people

Our role on the strategic board is to ensure that we provide services and support to meet the specific needs of our care experienced young people. As such we pledge:

  • A planned transition into college to ensure the best possible start
  • Consistency of pastoral support even if you move curriculum areas
  • Supporting high aspirations and ambitions for your success
  • High levels of support, compassion and understanding
  • Working in partnership with other agencies to ensure you can succeed
  • Specific and targeted support to help you prepare for adulthood and leaving care
  • Training for all our staff so everyone can support you in a way that you want
  • Specialist careers advice and guidance to ensure you progress into positive and meaningful destinations.

For more information about our Welfare team click here.

To learn more about some of the barriers care experienced young people face, click on the links below:

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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