Q. What is a Carer Support Plan?
What is a Carer Support Plan?
Due to the unpredictable nature and demands of caring roles, students may be provided with a Carers’ Support Plan which provides leeway in relation to assignment deadlines, tutor contact and attendance but not exams and in accordance of 3.12 of the Student Participation Policy.
The plan may consider or suggest adjustments but will not make recommendations around placement support, international visits, field trips or residential requirements as we recognise that these may be difficult to put in place. The University recognises the importance of placements and co-curricular activity and the Carer Co-ordinator will work with the student carer to source appropriate experiences and placements, however we cannot guarantee that support for the students caring responsibilities will be available on placement and during some co-curricular activity.
The plan will be written during a meeting between the Carer Support Coordinator and the carer, taking into account individual need and a limited number of criteria.