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Supporting Children and their Families

This course provides the opportunity to look at how we can create a more sustainable way of working within the school, with families and the wider community. It explores risk factors which are barriers to learning and the protective factors that we can put in place.

  • Understand factors that affect learners
  • Recap safeguarding obligations
  • This course is sponsored by WillisPalmer
1 hour
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About this course

Children spend approximately only 14 percent of their time in school, yet many problems children face in schools are rooted in what happens in the wider world.

This session will help teachers, leaders and support workers develop their skills and understanding of issues affecting children outside of the school environment, and the skills and approaches needed to support those children.

  • An understanding of some of the factors that affect learners such as drug and alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviour, and exploitation
  • How developing an effective home-school partnership should lead to better engagement and achievement
  • A recap of our safeguarding obligations
  • How external issues impact on attendance, mental heath and behaviour


This course is appropriate for primary and secondary schools.

If there are no livestream dates currently planned, please contact us on 01206 625 626 or email us at and we will work with you to find a suitable date.

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

About WillisPalmer

This course has been sponsored by WillisPalmer, the largest provider of independent social work and psychology services in the UK.

WillisPalmer provides services to work alongside schools, supporting them to help children with their mental health and wellbeing.

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