Pregnant Teenagers and Teenage Parents
The Local Authority has a statutory duty to provide access to suitable education for pupils for whom they are responsible who are not able to attend school; this includes pupils of compulsory school age who are pregnant or are new mothers.
Nottingham City Council’s Inclusion & Disability Services undertake the Local Authority’s statutory duty via their Education Support Officer (Teenage Pregnancy) post; thus ensuring that this group of young people have an advocate who supports in accessing and engaging with relevant education, training or employment/apprenticeships; thus supporting the best possible educational and aspirational outcomes for each individual.
This advocacy and support is provided to young women of statutory school age who are pregnant, have had a pregnancy terminated, have suffered a miscarriage, have had a stillbirth or where a child has been removed from the care of the Mother at birth and also includes young men of statutory school age who are Fathers-to-be or teenage Fathers.
The Education Support Officer (Teenage Pregnancy) also works closely with Futures in ensuring that pregnant teenagers and teenage parents have the relevant support to access education or training.
For more information contact
Education Support Officer