Child and Family Support
Our family support worker can support children and their families with a variety of problems such having parents in hospital, a parent or child with a disability of special educational needs, language barriers which mean they struggle to access local and national services and help with general home management, finance and general parenting skills.
The Child Wellbeing Team
At Hargate we value our pupils social, emotional and mental well-being and have a highly skilled group of staff who are part of the Child Wellbeing team. The team deliver a range of therapeutic interventions across the school. We are lucky enough to have a play therapist, a family support worker and two very skilled therapeutic mentors on board.
The Child Wellbeing team work through a referral system. If a member of staff feels that a child requires additional support regarding their social, emotional or mental health, they can make a referral to the team. The team will then triage the referrals and allocate the best therapeutic support if deemed necessary. One-to-one and group sessions are available depending of the child’s need. A child can also refer themselves if they feel they are struggling with managing their emotions.
Our interventions help tackle stress, anxiety and teaches children how to regulate their emotions. The Child Wellbeing team demonstrate a range of diverse interventions from mindful meditations to boxercise for our pupils at Hargate.
At Hargate, we have a Certified Play Therapist - Rosie, who has already provided over 200 Play Therapy sessions for us.
Rosie is fully trained with the Government regulated body – Play Therapy UK – and all her training and learning has been approved and accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, Leeds Beckett University and the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy.
Play therapy sessions focus on a child’s natural ability to express their feelings and problem-solve, through play.
Sessions are designed to allow children to communicate their needs, work through struggles, and incorporates both sides of their brain, so they can work through difficulties both creatively, as well as through talking.