A team effort

3rd January 2003 at 00:00
Your article "Helping to pick up the pieces" (TES, December 6) brought welcome attention to the role Connexions can have in helping vulnerable young people.

However, it neglected to mention a fundamental aspect of assistance for FE students - the multi-agency nature of support. Yusuf Rwigama received immense help and advice from other professionals, in particular his personal tutor and a college adviser. Connexions personal assistants should not claim all the credit for success stories like Yusuf's as they are brought about by a team effort.

Pete Alder Connexions personal adviser Westminster Kingsway College Gray's Inn Centre Sidmouth Street, London WC1

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