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
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.
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 74% of children who
received Place2Be counselling.
Lunchtime self-referral service -
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
In 2012/13, 37%
of children in Place2Be schools used the service, and 66% of
this group visited more than once.
Place2Be can offer whole class work on particular issues such as
friendship, self-esteem, concentration, confidence and
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
Teachers and school staff are offered consultation to develop
practical approaches that enable them to support children more
Place2Be offers a wide range of
specialist courses on children's wellbeing.
Advice and support to protect children
Please contact our Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
to see how Place2Be could support your school.