Ellie started work with White Gold as she was a school refuser. After being in care for several years in a city she found the transition to school in Cornwall and living back with her mum very difficult.

Ellie could not see the point in school as she felt that she could become an actress without any formal education. Ellie and her mum would argue a lot due to her not attending school. After working with Ellie for 6 months she decided that returning to education was the best option for her.

With support from her engagement worker and other professionals Ellie began a Pre 16’s course at college. Ellie very quickly became a popular student and a positive influence on the other students on her course. Ellie now wants to train to work as a teacher or support worker to young people who have had similar experiences to herself.