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 Iris van Zon on 01502 679134 or per email

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