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School staff, or any concerned adult. Tel: 0808 801 677
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The East Midlands only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life limited children and their families can find care and support.Our incredible team of people help relieve symptoms,improve quality of life,care for children at the end of life and support parent and siblings through their bereavement
Young people call 0808 808 4994 ( seven days a wekk 4PM - 11PM)
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday - Friday 9.30AM-4PM)
Young people looking for urgent help text YM to 85258
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National Helpline Tel: 0808 808 1677
Information for all individuals affected by bereavement, including staff and military families.
Primary schools should receive a monthly drop-in session with their public health nurse. Secondary schools receive a weekly drop-in
Resources coordinated by Public Health which aims to support children and young people in Leicester and Leicestershire
Other referral routes
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Families can contact directly and self-refer
Tel: 0300 3000 007
Hello and welcome to our school ELSA page we are pleased to be able to share information and ideas with parents about Emotional Literacy. We have two qualified ELSA's on site Mrs Watson (Inclusion Manager) and Mrs Lee (ELSA. They have been trained by Educational Psychologists to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing short or longer term additional emotional needs. We aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:
- Recognising emotions
- Social skills
- Friendship skills
- Anger management
- Loss and bereavement
What Is ELSA
There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning. Some will require a greater level of support to increase their emotional literacy than others. ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by Educational Psychologists. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also met.
How Does ELSA Work
Children are usually referred for ELSA support by their class teacher, Senior Leaders, SENDCo or by parents request. The ELSAs meet each other regularly to discuss the referral forms and to identify and prioritise which children require the weekly sessions. They then plan support sessions to facilitate the pupil in developing new skills and coping strategies that allow them to manage their social and emotional needs more effectively.
Supporting - Not Fixing!
Remember, ELSAs are not there to fix children's problems. What we can do is provide emotional support. We aim to establish a warm and respectful relationship with a pupil and to provide a reflective space where they are able to share honestly their thoughts and feelings. It needs to be appreciated that change cannot necessarily be achieved rapidly and is dependent upon the context and complexity of the presenting issues. For children with complex or long-term needs it is unrealistic to expect ELSA intervention to resolve all their difficulties, however support will be designed to target specific aspects of a child's need. Training and development of ELSAs is an ongoing process and they recieve regular supervision. In some cases Mrs Watson can support from external services.
How Do I Access ELSA Support