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Our model

Place2Be offers a flexible menu of services, tailored to meet schools' needs. The typical model is based on a team of five or more Place2Be personnel (both clinical staff and highly skilled volunteers) delivering a range of services in a school.

Each school has a Place2Be Project Manager, an experienced clinician who oversees service delivery and assessment and works in close partnership with Head teachers and their school teams. 

Services include:


Safeguarding

Place2Be follows schools' child protection procedures, and works closely with the leadership team in a school, to ensure that safeguarding issues are responded to appropriately and quickly.

For children

One-to-one counselling

Our weekly one-to-one sessions provide support to children who have a sustained need for more intense work. Trained counsellors tailor sessions according to each child's needs, in an age-appropriate way. For younger children our therapeutic approach encourages children to express themselves in non-verbal ways, for example through artwork or play.

Children can refer themselves or be referred by a parent or carer, a teacher or another agency.

Parents reported an improvement in wellbeing for 71% of children who received Place2Be counselling.

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Place2Be's lunchtime service is a quiet place to talk and play during the busy school day. It has a permanent presence in schools and is open to all pupils through self-referral. This helps children understand Place2Be's role in a school, and allows the Place2Be team to identify children who need more in-depth support.

In 2015/16, 33% of children in Place2Be primary schools used the service, and 68% of this group visited more than once.

Group work

Place2Be can offer whole class work on particular issues such as friendship, self-esteem, concentration, confidence and bullying. 

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For parents and carers

Through counselling and support services, Place2Be can help families and carers:

  • Become more at ease in their parenting roles
  • Develop more self-confidence
  • Develop positive relationships with their children 
     

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For school staff

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Teachers and school staff are offered consultation to develop practical approaches that enable them to support children more effectively.

Training

Place2Be offers a wide range of specialist courses on children's wellbeing.

Safeguarding

Advice and support to protect children 

Contact us

Please contact our Development Manager at development@place2be.org.uk to see how Place2Be could support your school.

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Craig's story

Craig's teacher referred him to Place2Be because he was always involved in fights in the playground