Provider Access Statement

Introduction

This statement sets out the Hope Service’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to young people who access the day programme for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Entitlement

All young people in years 8-13 are entitled to:

  • find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

The Hope Service day programme

The Hope Service is a short-term crisis intervention service that works with young people aged 11-17.  Each young person who accesses the day programme remains on role at their substantive education placement (school or college).  .

To meet the needs of our young people, the day programme curriculum has been developed around the following strands:

  • Re-engagement
  • Self esteem
  • Stability and structure
  • Wellbeing

Whilst the day programme provides some education for many of the young people, it is a therapeutic service and careers education remains the responsibility of the school / college that the young person remains on roll with.

Management of provider access requests

Where a provider wishes to request access, they should contact Nick Ridley, Teacher in Charge

nick.ridley1@surreycc.gov.ukin the first instance

The Hope Service will then work with providers to consider if it would be appropriate and to identify the most effective means for them to gain access to any of the young people and/or parents and carers to share information about education and training opportunities.

Premises and facilities

The Hope Service will make the communal area or a classroom or a private meeting room available for discussions between the provider and any young people as appropriate. The Hope Service will also offer the use of available specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit.

Providers are welcome to leave copies of their prospectus or other relevant course literature which can then be displayed in the communal areas on each site.