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Research findings and recommendations to aid service improvements, extending entitlement to younger children and improve monitoring and evaluation.

The report sets out research findings and recommendations to aid service improvements, extending entitlement to younger children and improve monitoring and evaluation.

These include:

  • significant variation in service delivery across Wales was identified
  • recommendations for a future optimised and extended service which:
    • adopts a whole education system approach to future service delivery with an identified set of core features
    • extends provision to children aged 4 to 11
    • has a child-centred ethos
    • is accessible through a range of referral routes
    • is delivered by professionally registered, specialist counsellors with a diverse range of identities
    • is treated as part of a range of wrap-around support for mental health and wellbeing
    • assesses and records the mental health of children and young people using services before, during and after they take part in counselling
    • is developed, piloted, tested and refined – starting with a small number of local authority areas, prior to roll-out across Wales
  • additional monitoring of service, including demand and capacity

Reports

Review of statutory school and community-based counselling services: optimisation of services for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years and extension to younger primary school aged children , file type: PDF, file size: 3 MB

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3 MB
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Review of statutory school and community-based counselling services: optimisation of services for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years and extension to younger primary school aged children (summary) , file type: PDF, file size: 1010 KB

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School and community counselling services for children and young people in Wales: are they working well and how can they be improved? (accessible summary) , file type: PDF, file size: 2 MB

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2 MB
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Review of statutory school and community-based counselling services (technical report) , file type: PDF, file size: 3 MB

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3 MB
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Contact

Helen Shankster

Telephone: 0300 025 9247

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