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Have your say on school counselling services - take the survey!

FAO Headteachers and Designated Safeguarding Leads


Survey - pastoral care and counselling services provided in school


This short online survey, co-ordinated by Public Health Dorset, is designed to help us understand the provision of services and the needs that exist. Responses from the survey will help shape and build the future provision of this vital service.

Pastoral and Counselling services provided in the school environment have grown and use many approaches to suit various and ever-changing needs in a school community. It is important that schools providing emotional and mental health support have the best and most effective methods in place.  This requires adequate and appropriate support, signposting and resourcing within the school as well as from those who make up the supporting workforce around a school. Staff capacity or budgets will influence the provision but may leave a gap in meeting growing needs.

This survey will help us understand both the counselling or pastoral support service provision as well as the emotional and mental health needs that are currently being experienced by schools across Dorset. 

We appreciate this is a very busy time in the school calendar and would be very grateful if you could complete the survey before Friday 6th December 2019.  We are only expecting one response per school.  

If you have any questions before completing the survey, or have any comments you wish to make, please contact Lucy Johns on lucy.johns@dorset council.gov.uk.


With many thanks and kind regards,


Miriam Leigh
Principal Educational Psychologist
Educational Psychology Service         
Children’s Services
Dorset Council
01305 228300

Lucy Johns 
Commissioning Manager 
Children’s Services
01305 221588

25 Nov 2019

Miriam Leigh
Schoolsnet on Nexus
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