Outreach Agencies and what they do
The Educational Psychology Service works with schools, families and others in the care of children and young people who experience educational difficulties.
The school’s Educational Psychologist (EP) visits the school for 20 hours per term. The EP completes assessments of students raised at Early Warning Meetings and individual assessments and liaises with the SENCO.
Connexions Careers Management Futures
Connexions Futures in Redbridge helps young people from Year 9 in school, through transition planning until they are settled in education, employment or training.
CAMHS Early Intervention in Schools Programme (CEIS) is aimed at children and young people between the ages of 5 – 18 years, at risk of and/or experiencing mental health problems, through the use of evidence-based models of therapeutic and holistic mental health support.
Speech and Language Therapy Service
This service monitors the progress of referred students and provides support programmes for school staff and parents to enable children to communicate to the best of their ability. The speech and language therapist may work with students who have eating and swallowing problems too.
Joseph Clarke – Visual Impaired Service
This service provides training to staff and consultation about school environment for visually impaired students. The outreach workers also develop specific programmes for students and work with class teachers to assist students reach their full potential. Team members make home visits in order to work with parents/carers on specifically designed programmes to stimulate their child’s use of vision or compensate for lack of vision.
NELFT provides an extensive range of integrated community and mental health services for people living in the London boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest and community health services for people living in the south west Essex areas of Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock. We also provide an Emotional Wellbeing Mental Health Service for children and young people across the whole of Essex.
The LBBD Virtual School is responsible for raising the educational standards of Barking and Dagenham’s looked after children.
Subwize is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people aged 6 – 21 (including young offenders) and families in Barking and Dagenham.
Children and Young People’s Counselling
Children and Young People’s counselling is for any young person who’s having problems. Whether it is depression and mental health concerns or issues with parents or people at school.
Barking and Dagenham Tuition Centre
Barking and Dagenham Tuition Centre (BDTC) is primarily a school which caters for pupils who are excluded from mainstream education. In addition to excluded pupils, BDTC also offers the borough’s nine secondary schools respite places for pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion. They also assist the borough with hard to place pupils.