There is a wide range of organisations working together with schools in order to support and meet the different needs of children and young people.
Social services support families and safeguard children who may be at risk of harm. Schools often involve social services after witnessing a change in a child’s behaviour or obvious signs of abuse, who then gather information for court.
‘The role of children services is to work alongside other professionals to ensure that a child receives appropriate care, education and health services.’ (NHS)
Youth Offending Team:
They offer advice and support to children and young people over the age of 10 in order to stop those who are already involved in anti social behaviour/ criminal activities and also warn those who may be inclined towards such activities.
National Health Services (NHS):
They make sure that children and young people are up to date with their vaccinations and are protected from different kinds of diseases and illnesses. They also have programmes which aim to help children achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services:
They advice young people on depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, bullying and counselling sessions are also available for them to talk to professionals about their personal issues.
After school clubs:
Providing after school clubs, especially to disadvantaged children, allows progression and improvement in the child’s academic performance and social skills.
The role of schools in to education. However children, young people and their families may need input from a range of organisations to achieve. Schools play a significant role in facilitating this.