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Useful Resources for Parents & Carers

Supporting a young person to progress from school onto their next step can be full of anticipation and lots of questions. The Island Futures careers team will update pages as key information changes – so please encourage your child to visit the site regularly.

You and your child will have lots of questions right now, so you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website to get the right information.

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For many young people, the prospect of choosing their Post-16 options can be daunting. As parents and/or carers you want to be able to support them with access to up to date and reliable information. UCAS has produced an excellent guide to help you support your child’s decision.

Parentkind have collated lots of resources, tips and advice from across their partner organisations to help you support your young person’s learning, whatever their age and interest, at home or school.

We’ve collated a list of useful resources focused around supporting young people’s mental health and wellbeing. You could encourage your young person to take a look or even explore along with them.


The right to participate – animated introduction to the Equality Act, videos of campaigns, information, and template complaint letters to protect disabled people from discrimination in everyday situations.


Disability Rights UK has a range of resources & information including factsheets, a jargon buster and presentations of past Disability Rights UK events, training and stories.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service

Information on Access to Work which may be useful to support young people on apprenticeships, including video and fact sheets