Posted by Guest Writer on Thu, 30 Apr 2009.
Being a young mother can be hard, so where do you go for help to ask about things like; medical appointments, qualifications, breast feeding, childcare, travel, homework and all of the other issues you face? Well, sometimes your parents can offer advice, or friends, or maybe even teachers.
Have you heard of PYMS?
Pregnant school girls &
The aim of PYMS is to support young women (up to the age of 16) whatever decisions they make during pregnancy, and on into motherhood, enabling them to continue with their education.
How does the process work?
Students are usually referred to the PYMS team via the Education Welfare Service, although self referrals or referrals from other agencies will be welcomed.
An appointment will then be arranged for us to meet with the young woman, either with or without her family and/or partner.
During this visit, we can talk through the issues to assess the individual's needs.
With student/family consent, we may also decide to involve a range of other agencies and organisations.
Who is involved with PYMS?
The PYMS team work in partnership with:-
- Individuals, and where appropriate their families and/or carers
- Education Welfare Service
- Leicestershire County Schools and Colleges
- Directions Team (Student Support)
- Health Professionals
- Youth and Community
- Connexions Service
- Local Community groups
- Volunteer Bureaux
Further information is available on the Connexions website: http://www.connexions-leics.org/relationships/parentssupport.asp