Vulnerable Young People Practitioner Training

Funded by Santander, this is a three year project providing financial education training to groups of practitioners that work with a range of vulnerable young people.

We want to develop the financial knowledge and capability of practitioners that work with a range of vulnerable young people, so that they in turn can pass on this much needed information to the young people they work with.

The programme will take a phased approach to reach the different categories of practitioners as follows;

Year 1 (2016): Children in care and young carers
Year 2 (2017): Homeless young people and young parents
Year 3 (2018): Young offenders and those at risk of NEET

Aims of the project each year are to:

- Develop the financial knowledge and capability of practitioners that work with vulnerable young people.
- Hold 12 regional training events
- Train 100 practitioners that work with young people in care
- Support 29 organisations

This page provides specific support and guidance to those working with young people who are vulnerable or at a disadvantage, as well as providing access to specific resources, and how to make use of our existing library of relevant resources. This page will be added to as we go through the course of the three-year project.

To see more about the project, please refer to the project page.

Useful Resources:


This session considers the financial support and advice available to all adults and young people.
The focus is on how to manage issues with debt, exploring other sources of financial advice
and support, as well as benefits available to young people, and the introduction of universal credit.

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A resource centred on the activities of people who lend money illegally,
applying a wider framework of personal finance education dealing with the
general topics of staying safe, credit and debt and budgeting.

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This resource has been developed to support the delivery of financial education to vulnerable young people and to adapt to a variety of settings.

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The frameworks are designed to help you deliver financial education flexibly across
the range of subjects and learning opportunities available within your school’s curriculum.
You may need to draw on ideas from other ages depending on the needs of your pupils.

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A flexible resource aimed at supporting students with moderate Special Educational Needs at age 11-16.
The resource aims to develop the understanding of buying and selling, sources of income and problem solving money issues.

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An engaging online resource which encourages students (14-18 yrs) to analyse their own approach to money management
by completing a quiz and then working their way through a personalised Action Plan.

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Delivery of the practitioner training sessions began in June. Below is some feedback from those that have taken part in a training session so far;

'Excellent, varied activities.' Tracey Russell, Young Carers Support Worker, Oxfordshire.

'The session had a good pace, and I now feel motivated to plan some finance related sessions with young people'. Sally Allen-Clarke, Senior Youth Worker, London Borough Barking and Dagenham.