What difference does Place2be make in your child's school ?
Place2Be is a national charity working in over 235 UK schools to improve the confidence and emotional wellbeing of children. We help children to develop resilience by supporting them when they are experiencing challenging life issues and helping them to develop self-confidence and lifelong coping skills. When they are supported in this way, they are able to learn more easily and that means less worry for parents.
How we help children
All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Be. These short lunchtime sessions are open to individuals and to groups. Place2Be also works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. The school will often refer children for this service. We always obtain written consent form parents or carers before working with children.
How we help families
We routinely meet with parents to discuss any concerns they may have about their child/ren.
How Place2Be works
There is a special room inside school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. We help children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don't get in the way of friendships or learning.
Times when were especially useful
There are time when children feel particularly sad, confused, fearful or angry, due to, for example, family challenges such as separation, illness, or even the death of a much loved pet. Some children may become withdrawn others may become demanding or challenging in their behaviour, that's when having Place2Be in school is especially helpful.
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