Launch of #tickthebox campaign and pathways video

Monday, 31 October 2016 09:32

Last week (Wednesday 26 October) The Fostering Network Northern Ireland highlighted the fact that care experienced young people are in danger of missing out on the chance of individualised support while at university, as the charity launched its annual Tick the Box awareness campaign in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Read The Fostering Network's press release.

Also launched was a video showcasing the achievements of the Pathways to Further and Higher Education for Looked After and Care Experienced Young People regional group made by Eithne Gilligan (Policy manager, VOYPIC) and Iain Black (Northern Area manager) and featuring Darren, Seana, Billie-Jo and Luke - the stars of the show!

Watch the video here.

An accompanying guide has been produced entitled 'Pathways to Further and Higher Education for Looked After and Care Experienced Young People: Northern Ireland 2016 - 2017'.  This guide replaces the 2015/16 edition.  It is written for professionals, carers and those supporting young people who are making choices about their future education and are considering FE and HE.  It seeks to make explicit the roles and contributions of various agencies that will be engaged in supporting a young person make plans for and access continued education. In particular it provides information on the various colleges and HE institutions in NI and their particular arrangements for supporting looked after and care experienced young people.

Get your copy by contacting your social worker, PA, VOYPIC worker or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Ulster University.

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