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Looked after Children, Care Leavers and Young Carers

Brooklands College understands how difficult college can be for learners, in particular for learners who are a Looked after Child, Care Leaver or a Young Carer. We will work with learners; families; local authorities; external agencies and professionals, this also includes support workers and social workers. Thus, ensuring that learners are supported in their journey at Brooklands College, enabling them to fully participate in their chosen course and to be successful. 

We can help you with the following and more: – 

  • Application and Enrolment
  • Bursary and other fund applications
  • Emergency financial support
  • Careers advice and guidance including progression, apprenticeships and employment
  • Signposting/referral to other specialist services.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing concerns
  • Support to keep on track with your course and assignments
  • Support with making decisions
  • Homelife
  • Any other difficulties you may be experiencing whilst a learner at Brooklands College 

We will provide: – 

  • A central point of contact for information
  • Support at Personal Education Plan meetings (PEPs), Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, Child Protection (CP) conferences, Child in Need (CIN) and Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings
  • Educational progress reports 

Accessing Support

Accessing all this support is straightforward, if you want to know what you may be entitled to, you can contact the following 

The Safeguarding Team safeguarding@brooklands.ac.uk 01932 797670 

Learner Finance within the admissions team bursary@brooklands.ac.uk 01932 797700 (request learner finance) 

Welfare and Wellbeing Officer are curriculum based – call 01932 797700 and ask to speak with a Welfare and Welfare Officer within your curriculum area 

Or ask at reception to speak with a member of the Safeguarding Team, Learner Finance, or Wellbeing and Welfare Officer 

Professionals – please contact the Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@brooklands.ac.uk for all Personal Education Plan meetings (PEPs), Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, Child Protection (CP) conferences, Child in Need (CIN) and Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings and Educational progress reports. 

The Safeguarding Team, Welfare and Wellbeing Officers and the Counsellor offer someone to talk to that will listen with a non-judgemental and confidential approach. However, if there is a risk to yourself or others, information may need to be shared to keep you safe 

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Brooklands College Weybridge Campus

Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TT

Brooklands College Ashford Campus

Stanwell Road, Ashford TW15 3DU