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Play Therapy Service

 

Our Play Therapy service is funded by BBC Children in Need and is a 3 year project starting in April 2016.  Over the 3 years we will work with 144 children and young people aged 3-14 years living in Bedford Borough.

 

Children and young people will receive 12 one to one sessions of therapeutic intervention from a qualified play therapist.  We will accept referrals from Bedford Borough schools/academies and early years settings who have signed up to the project by completing a 'Memorandum of Understanding' with Families First Bedfordshire.

 

Eligibility criteria includes the following;

 

  •  Children/Young People must be living in Bedford Borough (we will accept referrals from professionals outside of Bedford Borough as long as the child/young person reside in the Borough)

 

  • Be aged 3-14 years

 

  • Currently experiencing or have experienced one or more of the following;
    •  Domestic abuse in the family home
    •  A parent/carer with substance misuse
    •  A parent/carer with mental health issues or emerging mental health needs which are impacting on the child.  This may include loss/grief/post natal depression or anxiety disorders

 

Schools, academies and Early Years Settings may refer a child or young person to the project by completing our service request form found on the referrals section of this website.

 

For schools, academies and early years settings who have not signed up to the project a draft 'Memorandum of Understanding' can be found here.  Should you wish to sign up so we can accept referrals from you please contact either Jackie Bland or Mandy Conlon on 01234 341 977.  You can also email them by clicking their name.

 

For schools, academies and early years settings involved in the project please find below the necessary paperwork for completion at referral stage and post intervention;

 

Pre Intervention Materials

Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (Professionals)

Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (Parents/Carers)

Educational Data Collation Form - Early Years

Educational Data Collation Form - Key Stage 1 & 2

Educational Data Collation Form - Key Stage 3

 

Post Intervention Materials

Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (Professionals)

Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (Parents/Carers)

Educational Data Collation Form - Early Years

Educational Data Collation Form - Key Stage 1 & 2

Educational Data Collation Form - Key Stage 3

Professionals Feedback Form

Parents/Carers Feedback Form

 

For further information about Play Therapy please download our Professionals Information Sheet.  Please note if you are referring through the Children in Need Project and meet the criteria, play therapy is free of charge.

 

Play Therapy Impact Report 2015.