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Children and Young People's Mental Wellbeing - A Toolkit for Schools and Colleges

Schools and colleges are a vital part of children and young people’s support system and are increasingly recognised as key sites to help promote mental wellbeing. The Department for Education offers specific guidance on mental health and counselling in schools. In addition, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare is a key judgement area within the Ofsted inspection framework.

As such, school and college leadership teams have a strong rationale for assessing the health and wellbeing needs of their population and taking proportionate action to address their needs.

Who is this toolkit for?

The toolkit will be of interest to senior leadership teams and those with particular responsibilities for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), inclusion, Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE), welfare or pastoral support and mental health support. It will also be of interest to partners from the health, voluntary and community service sector who are supporting schools and colleges to improve mental health outcomes for children, young people and their families.

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