The 18+ Leaving Care Service are supporting drop-in services in Youth Hubs across the County providing information, advice and support or a place to hang out with friends. So pop along to see how the Youth Hub services can support you.Read more: Youth Hubs - Support for Care Leavers in Kent
Understanding the world of Post 16 can be a daunting task for any young person, but for Children in Care and Care Leavers, this can be even more challenging. The Virtual Schools of Kent and Medway work closely with the local colleges and universities to help make this transition as smooth as possible for you and have put together a booklet detailing the support available.Read more: What Support do Colleges and Universities in Kent & Medway offer CiC and YCL?
The NSPCC have updated their #ShareAware campaign with new resources to enable parents and carers to ‘untangle’ the online world and to help them to teach the children to be ‘Share Aware’.Read more: NSPCC launch new tools to help parents ensure children are ‘#shareaware’
The Virtual School Kent Post16 Team have been working in collaboration with the 18+ Service, Colleagues within the Education Directorate and within Corporate Parenting to develop a new policy that identifies how we will work together to support those in Key Stage 4 and above transition into Education, Training and Employment. The policy includes resources for professionals to use when working with a young person to help them identify possible options for them as they move into Key Stage 5.Read more: Education, Training and Employment Policy - KS4 and Beyond
Operation Willow has negotiated a reduced price for Kent and Medway Schools to attend “Zak” and “Lottie” training, facilitated by the University of Kent’s Centre for Child Protection.Read more: 'Zak and Lottie' CSE, Grooming and Radicalisation Training and Resources
The VSK Conference Good Emotional Health Equals Good Learning took place at Ashford International Hotel on 7th June 2016, attended by over 140 Designated Teachers and senior leaders from schools across Kent and Medway as well as managers from KCC Fostering, Social Services and Adoption services.Read more: VSK Conference: Good Emotional Health Equals Good Learning
As you know, young people need to be taking part in some kind of learning, training or employment up until they are 18 years of age. There are lots of different options - college, sixth form, apprenticeship, traineeship, work based learning, supported internship….. It may seem confusing so make sure you ask someone for help with this.Read more: Top Tips for Year 11's