Behaviour Support

The Behaviour Support Service seeks a positive change in the behaviour of young people who experience behavioural, emotional and social development difficulties. The aim is to improve behaviour and reduce the risk of exclusion from school.

The Home Education for Children who are Ill Service works with families and mainstream schools to support young people who have complex medical conditions to reach their full potential. The aim is to offer timely and effective support in order to overcome any problems which could arise due to long-term illness.

The team:

  • Ensures that the ethos of schools ensures the schools' accountability for these young people who have behavioural, emotional and social needs
  • Ensures that every teacher in every school receives appropriate training which will lead to teachers who are confident when working with young people who have behavioural, emotional and social needs
  • Ensures expert guidance to enable schools to tailor specialist interventions within the school's resources
  • Ensures local standard specialist provision for the young people with the most severe behavioural and emotional needs

 

The Service has specialist centres to support Behaviour, which function as temporary centres. Access to the centres can be gained after a successful referral by the School to the Inclusion Moderation Panel. Strong evidence of implementing the above principles within the Mainstream Schools is required before access can be considered.


How can the service be accessed?

The school needs to make a referral to the Area Forum if a pupil is to receive input from the Behaviour Support Service (Primary Schools).

The school needs to make a referral to the Children Who Are Ill Forum if a pupil is to receive input from the Service (Secondary and Primary).

Before making a referral, it is important that all schools have initially acted on a school level, e.g. through focus groups, target groups and individual interventions.

 

What is the Educational Psychologist's role?

 

What is the Quality Officer's role?

 

What is the school's role?

Every school is expected to offer opportunities pro-actively to support and promote appropriate behaviour.

Schools should:

  • Establish systems to target individuals as required
  • Respond on different levels to the needs of pupils by holding target groups
  • Use a screening device to identify fields where individuals need additional support (Boxall Profile)
  • Graduated response to the needs of pupils.
  • Develop a friendly and inclusive learning environment for individuals with behavioural, emotional, and social development difficulties.
  • Develop an environment that provides equal opportunities for learners to be included within Mainstream education.
  • Every Secondary School has received guidance and training on ‘National Nurturing Schools Program’ and they follow a development programme over two years in this field to support and maintain their learners' positive behaviour.

 

Further provision

The Service has specialist centres to support Behaviour, which function as temporary centres. Access to the centres can be gained after a successful referral by the School to the Inclusion Moderation Panel. Strong evidence of implementing the above principles within the Mainstream Schools is required before access can be considered.

 

Who else can help?

Bullying UK www.bullying.co.uk A mine of useful information and links, with a good section for children who are being bullied, including cyberbullying information

Anti Bullying Network www.antibullying.net A good range of information and links for parents and young people. Also, a good section for teachers, with an extensive reading list

Childline www.childline.org.uk A wide range of useful resources and background information

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk A UK based charity, dedicated to preventing bullying and child sexual abuse

Winstons Wish www.winstonswish.org UK site supporting bereaved children and young people, with an online catalogue of useful books and resources

Cruse Bereavement Care www.cruse.org.uk Practical tips on how to help grieving children, with special pages for teachers

The Child Bereavement Charity www.childbereavement.org.uk Resources for parents and teachers helping children cope with bereavement, and for parents and teenagers dealing with their own loss

Brake www.brake.org.uk Advice and resources on how to help children when someone is killed in a road accident.

Child Bereavement UK https://childbereavementuk.org Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child dies or is dying and when a child is bereaved.

Family Lives www.familylives.org.uk Advice, resources and links for parents

Kids in the middle www.kidsinthemiddle.org  Tips for parents and lists of children's thoughts, feelings, behaviours and needs

Ondivorce www.ondivorce.co.uk/bookzchild.htm Useful children's book list on a UK-based site with information on many aspects of divorce

Action for Children www.actionforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/our-work-in-wales/ Information and help with divorce, bereavement and children's behavioural problems

Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/worried_about_your_child/divorce_separation Information and advice for parents' and children.

Gingerbread www.gingerbread.org.uk Information and advice for single parent families

Llyfrau defnyddiol www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/GBTTHome/good-books-for-tough-times-5-8.html

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk Kidscape aims to combat bullying and child protection issues. The charity works UK-wide with children, young people, parents/carers and organisations to provide practical skills and resources to keep children safe.

PFLAG www.pflag.co.uk PFLAG offers support for the parents and families of gay and lesbian children.

Sorting out Separation www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk Sorting out Separation help you deal with relationship breakdown and offer specialist support for separated families.

Action for Prisoners’ and Offenders’ Families www.familylives.org.uk Action for Prisoners’ and Offenders’ Families is a national organisation representing the needs of families affected by imprisonment.

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) www.prisonadvice.org.uk The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. We support people to make a fresh start, and minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment to people who have committed offences, to families and to communities.

 

 

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