Raising awareness

In response to the findings of our research we have developed new information resources to raise awareness of the impact of cancer on children and young people’s education, employment and training and to better equip the parents, young people and the professionals that support them.

For schools

Our new Cancer and school life pack has been developed specifically for schools where a child or young person has been diagnosed with cancer.

It is designed to help teachers communicate confidently with school-children about childhood cancer, as well as help pupils understand the illness and how they can support their classmate.

You can order a copy of the pack through our publications order formFind details of other resources for teachers

For young people

We have developed online information to raise young people’s awareness of their rights and entitlements and to give examples of adjustments that can be made for young people with cancer.

There are tips on finding work and telling employers about their diagnosis. There is also information on what the processes are for requesting help and who it is best to speak to.

You can also view a video of young people’s experiences of staying in education after being diagnosed with cancer and a video of young people’s experiences of employment after a cancer diagnosis.

For employers

Our online resources for employers have been designed to help employers when a job applicant or member of staff has been diagnosed with cancer. This information summarises some of the common symptoms and side effects of treatment. It highlights ways to help an employee manage this challenging and sometimes traumatic experience, as wells as raising awareness of employers legal responsibilities for young people with cancer.

For education and training providers

Our online resources for education and training providers have been designed to help students or trainees tell an education or training provider about having cancer.The impact of this diagnosis on a young person can vary widely.

This information summarises some of the common symptoms and side effects of treatment. It also highlights ways to help students manage this challenging and sometimes traumatic experience. It also identifies the important legal responsibilities in relation to disabled students.

Find out more

For more information about CLIC Sargent's campaign work, please contact our team by emailing: campaigns@clicsargent.org.uk.

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