consultation, LST’s Pastoral Care Team has stated that issues of
student mental health or special needs (eg dyslexia) should normally
remain confidential and shared with your supervisor only with your
consent. Where required, Vocational Services will take advice from the
Pastoral Care Team/Committee.
Services will provide support to both student and supervisor throughout
the placement process. In any instance of miscommunication or strained
student/supervisor relations, Vocational Services will provide
If there is a complaint against a student
by a supervisor Vocational Services will investigate the complaint,
firstly with the student and then, if necessary with the supervisor and
student together. If necessary, Vocational Services will also make
reference to the student’s Tutor and the Pastoral Care Team.
If there is a complaint against a supervisor
or a member of their placement church/ organisation by a student
Vocational Services will investigate. How this is done will depend on
the nature of the complaint. Vocational Services is willing to withdraw a
student if it is no longer deemed to be a suitable/safe placement
environment. In this case Vocational Services and student will work
together to find an alternative placement.