We recognise that children in care and young people with experiences of receiving social care sometimes want or need a little extra support.

Children in Care

We offer support and advice including:

  • Children in Care
  • Care Leavers
  • Special Guardianship
  • Adopted students

For more information, contact emily.shaw@don.ac.uk or telephone 01302 558372.

Social Care

Support for students receiving social care including:

  • Child in Need
  • Child Protection Plan
  • Early Help
  • Intensive Family Support
  • Team Around the Child
  • Students supported by CAMHS

For more information, contact natalie.marshall@don.ac.uk or telephone 01302 558328.

Youth Engagement Support

We offer support and advice for students including:

  • Students from Maple Medical PRU
  • Year 11 students supported by CAMHS

For more information, contact emily.shaw@don.ac.uk or telephone 01302 558372.

Referrals

If you would like to make a referral to the Department of Welfare, email welfare.referral@don.ac.uk.

If you require College representation at a Team Around the Child (TAC), Child in Need (CIN) or Case Conference meeting, please email the student details to paula.kelly@don.ac.uk.

We are committed to ensuring our looked after young people and care leavers receive the best opportunities and support to succeed.

Our Youth Engagement Worker for Children in Care will offer each young person personalised support, which can include the following:

  • Outreach work
  • Advice and guidance
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Retention and progression support
  • Advocating on your behalf
  • Accommodation issues
  • Support in accessing services
  • One to one sessions
  • Transition support