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Support for parents/guardians

Are you a parent/ guardian? How can you give your child the extra support they may need right now?


Now more than ever, our young people need extra support to help shape their future.


So many of them will have experienced major, unexpected changes in the last few months, it can be difficult to know where to start to get back on track.


Locally and nationally, there are organisations that specialise in supporting families from advice on next steps for school leavers to how to cope with anxiety and stress.


Help is on hand and here’s some starting points…

Find out more about Plymouth’s guidance and support available for parents/guardians below:

Plymouth Online Directory

The Plymouth Online Directory (POD) is a community-based directory with a focus on health, social and wellbeing services.

CSW Group

If you are a parent, guardian, or carer for a young person you may find information contained on the CSW Group website useful.

CSW provided targeted support to young people in education to ensure they are able to make successful transitions into education, employment or training (EET). This targeted support includes working with young people in any of the identified vulnerable groups including SEND, in-care/Care Leavers, young carers and those who are electively home educated. They also work with all young people who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET (not in education employment or training) to support them to overcome any barriers and to make successful transitions to EET.

If you feel that your child may need extra support to ensure that they engage in education, employment or training after Year 11, you can contact CSW group for further information and to find out whether they may be eligible to also receive 1:1 support.

Career resources available for parents and carers

Download a Parents Carer’s eBook here:

Supporting our young people with SEND

Please visit our page featuring Special Educational Needs and Disability services

Supporting our young people with their mental health

Please visit our page featuring support for mental health and well-being

Useful links to support helping advise your young person on their next steps with Skills Launchpad Plymouth

Find out about Plymouth’s current employment picture and learn about our industry sectors which are growing fast creating new job opportunities Too much choice out there? Learn more about career options Develop through further study and training opportunities Consider earning while learning through an apprenticeship. Parent and carer apprenticehship pack here. Consider gaining valuable work experience through a traineeship Where to find jobs in Plymouth Consider volunteering to gain valuable new skills and experience Gain work experience to improve job prospects Access help for starting their own business

Exam Results support for parents