Mum and dad separated and dad was in prison for a violent crime.
Mum felt guilty admitted that she did not want to be with her
Described by his teacher as 'sad and grumpy', Brandon was
withdrawn, had trouble concentrating and tormented his
Before starting one-to-one counselling, his Place2Be assessment
scores showed he was at risk of becoming extremely isolated both at
home and at school.
Brandon responded well to the warmth, playfulness and acceptance
shown by his counsellor during weekly sessions over the school
year. He talked about his dad and what it would be like when he got
out of prison.
Brandon's mum also received support from Place2Be. She openly
displays affection towards her son whose behaviour has improved at
The Head Teacher reports that Brandon laughs and jokes with
friends and beamed when invited to speak at assembly. He has moved
up one full level in Reading, Writing and Maths.
His mum says, 'I can't believe the change; he is like a