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Emotionally Friendly Schools

Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS) now has its own website.

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The Emotionally Friendly Schools programme is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children's mental health and wellbeing. It is supported by Salford Educational Psychology Service.

The Emotionally Friendly Schools manual - primary schools (login required) and Emotionally Friendly Schools manual - secondary schools (login required) cover the process of becoming an Emotionally Friendly School. They focus on four key areas: 

  1. Staff Wellbeing and School Ethos 
  2. Classroom Practice 
  3. Assessing Children's Needs 
  4. Supporting Individual Children

The Emotionally Friendly Schools accreditation has been designed to complement the Emotionally Friendly Schools programme. It aims to support schools in continual improvement and help them evidence how they are supporting their children and young people's emotional health and well-being needs. Used alongside the auditing tool from the EFS programme, the accreditation provides a framework for a school's development in emotional health and well-being.

Find out more about the programme or the accreditation

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