Many families experience issues when accessing good quality education for their children and young people. Sadly, this is especially true for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families. Use these resources, advice, and signposting to expert services to help rectify issue you may be experiencing. We are keen to reassure our Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities that help is always available and that families should not accept sub-standard education for their children. As Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people we have the right to the same access to good education as any other child. If you're struggling, now is the time to take action.
Overview of 'Find Help'
This section of the website is all about providing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families with the advice and access to support they need to resolve any issue being experienced in accessing good education. It provides further information about the key areas which are most likely to have a significant impact on the education and wellbeing of a Gypsy, Roma and Traveller child or young person, as well as advice and guidance on how to identify issues, challenge them constructively, and ultimately see a change in the quality of education your child is receiving. As you move through this section of the website, you will see helpful links to other trusted organisations and websites who may be able to give more information and support than we can on a certain topics.
It is important to make clear that many issues Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families may face when trying to access good education are not easily solved. This is because there are flaws with the national or local policies which direct the operations of education. To assist with your understanding of what these issues are and what we are doing about them, we have also compiled pages on this website called Our Mission, where you can view the work we are doing and see the changes we are trying to make.
Whether you want to expand your knowledge further to better understand the issues your child or young person may face, or you need support to help with a problem you are currently facing, the guidance in this section will help.
Advice on How to Use 'Find Help' Pages
You will hear repeatedly that education issues are complex and frustrating. Here’s some advice to help you make the most of the Find Help pages
Take your time when reading through the support available
Ask for support to help understand the information if you need to
Consider what is the best thing to do and who is the best person to contact
If you are struggling to find support on the website, call us.
Kate Green MP Quote
It's so good to have a resource that can offer information and support to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people, particularly Gypsy, Roma and Traveller parents, who are wanting to speak up for their children- Kate Green MP