challenging circumstances

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Some young people experience many challenges in their lives. They may be referred to specialist services, or may be managing with support form schools and generic services. Our definition of ‘challenging circumstances’ includes:

  • Asylum seekers
  • English as a second language
  • Attending a pupil referral unit
  • Living in a dysfunctional family
  • Homeless
  • Mental health problems
  • Special educational needs
  • Not in education, employment or training
  • Young carer
  • Young parent
  • Refugees
  • Traveller/Romany
  • Excluded from school
  • Living in poverty
  • Looked after
  • Sensory impaired
  • Physically disabled
  • Rurally isolated
  • Young offender