Help for young people in care

If you’re a young person in Bristol’s care you can get extra help with your education from the team at The HOPE.

The HOPE helps children looked after by Bristol do the best they can at school. If you’d like extra support with your education or if things aren’t going well at school, contact the team at The HOPE on 0117 377 3056. They’ll be able to help you.

The HOPE talk to your social worker, carer and teachers to find out if you’re getting good support, how well you’re attending and how your pupil premium is being spent.

They can talk to your school on your behalf to make sure your teachers are doing the best they can for you. They might even arrange for you to have extra teaching support.

When you might meet someone from The HOPE

You might meet one of The HOPE’s team at your Personal Education Plan (PEP) meetings, on a trip to a university, or if you take part in one of the projects or competitions that we sometimes run. We might also write to you to let you know about things that The HOPE is doing or to say ‘Well done’ if we hear about something really good that you’ve achieved.

A website for young people in care

A good resource is the RVoice website. It’s specially designed for young people looked after by Bristol and has lots of information that could be useful for you. You can also find out much more about The HOPE and your education.

If you’re wondering what could happen as you get older, or have questions about things like your rights, bullying or your Personal Education Plan, RVoice has plenty of answers. It also has a blog by The HOPE so you can keep up to date with what’s happening.