Criteria for participants

Clinks Care Farm placements are suitable for people with a variety of needs and backgrounds such as mental health problems, learning difficulties, brain injuries, autistic spectrum disorders or dementia. An educational referral for 11 – 18 year olds from educational provider will act as part of a student’s educational plan.

Students can be referred if they are:

  • Year 10 onwards
  • Have a risk assessment
  • Have an educational plan in place
  • Able to work alongside support staff and follow guidance
  • Able to move around the farm safely
  • Able to access funding for a placement
  • Keen to work outdoors

A referral is not appropriate for those:

  • Students with severe mobility problems
  • Students who are not allowed to work alongside vulnerable people/young people because of past behaviour/offences committed
  • Students whose challenging behaviour would pose a risk in a farm environment or to other people, even with 1:1 support

    Student Details

    Does the student have a statement?

    Does the student have a child protection plan?

    Student Ethnicity
    AsianAsian-BritishBlack-BritishBlack-AfricanBlack-CaribbeanOther Black BackgroundChineseWhite-BritishOther White BackgroundOther Ethnicity GroupDo not wish to answer

    Referring School / Educational Provider Details

    Parent/Guardian Details

    Who has parental responsibility for the student?

    Is the student joint registered with educational providers?

    Emergency Contact Details

    Person 1

    Person 2

    Student's Medical Details

    Does the student have a learning disability?

    Does the student have a physical disability?

    Does you student have a mental health problem?

    Does you client have any other health or social problem/allergies?

    Is the student accessing other health or social services?

    Please note we need a copy of your student's latest educational plan and risk assessment. Please upload these to us using the following fields:

    Student Educational Plan

    Student Risk Assessment

    Funding & Payment Information

    Invoice Details

    Please confirm where invoices are to be sent to:

    To terminate a placement we require one months’ notice in writing. If a farm helper misses a session Clinks Care Farm will charge for the day. If Clinks Care Farm cancels a session we do not charge. For further information or queries, please contact us on 01502 679134 or per email

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