Schools are reminded that there is a referral pathway for children and young people who are suffering from anxiety and other emotional health issues specifically related to the return to school.
In the first instance, staff should use the resources on the Return to School padlet which cover a whole range of areas related to the return to school. On the padlet there is a specific link to another which relates specifically to emotional health and wellbeing and supports a graduated response, signposting towards many different ways to prevent and intervene early when there are signs of anxiety. From there, for children and young people about whom you remain concerned, you are able to access the referral form for the Return to School Pop Up Hub. Once the referral is received, any services already involved will be alerted. If there are no services involved, any support needs will be allocated to the right place.
Referrers will be notified of the outcome as the joint working with schools is, of course, of paramount importance.
Please note that usual routes should be used for referring pupils presenting with mental health issues which are not related to return to school.