Frequently Ask Questions

What age can I start my Stepladder of Achievement?

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Ideally you should have just turned 15 but if you have any queries on this topic, please call us.

 

What happens if I have only just heard about the Stepladder of Achievement and I am about to be 18?

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Please call us immediately as we will have to discuss how you might be able to complete the Stepladder in the time available and every case will be different so we need to talk to you.

What happens if I cannot complete a step for whatever reason?

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The Stepladder steps are designed so that you may retake each step, with the exception of Step 6.  If you find that you cannot complete them please call us to discuss.

What if I don’t agree with any of the results of the assessments?

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Please send us an email explaining which step it is, how many times you have retaken it and why you don’t agree with the result.  This will be reviewed by the Stepladder Programme Co-ordinator and you can expect a response in 21 days.  The Stepladder Programme Co-ordinator will refer more complex matters to the Director of Operations.  You may appeal against decisions taken by members of staff by asking the Director of Operations to refer the matter to The Share Foundation’s Chairman of Trustees who will make the final decision.

What support can I expect to help me complete the Stepladder of Achievement?

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You can call us Monday - Friday during daily working hours 9 - 5pm, and you will potentially have a range of people around you who may be able to help such as  teachers, social worker, foster parents , support worker, a mentor assigned to you by The Share Foundation – or any significant adult in your life who has your best interests at heart.

How is the programme regulated?

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The Share Foundation has worked closely with the Department of Education on the development of this programme.  The Share Foundation, itself, is regulated under both charity and company law.