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Time 4 You

At Whale Hill, we use the Time 4 You service to offer counselling support to our children. Time 4 You counsellors are qualified and experienced and know how to listen and help. They take young people’s problem seriously and work with them to find a good solution. They can help young people deal with the sadness when someone has died, or how to manage anxiety and worries as well as help them work through decision’s about going forward in life. Counsellors use a number of recognised measurement tools to identify the particular needs and strengths of our clients. These provide a good measurement of  progress and changes before, during and after counselling.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is used to measure emotions and behaviours in children and young people. Time 4 You use this tool with parents/carers and teachers to gain insight into the young person’s particular issues. The scales measure:

  1. Emotional symptoms,
  2. Conduct problems,
  3. Hyperactivity/inattention,
  4. Peer relationships problem,
  5. Prosocial behaviour.

We use these scores to assess at the start of therapy and also to measure how effective counselling has been in addressing issues. 

Parental Involvement

At Whale Hill Primary, we will always require parental permission to refer a child to the counselling service. Parents and carers are encouraged to come and meet with the counsellor before and after the counselling has finished.

Confidentiality and Safety

Confidentiality and the safety of all young people is of paramount importance to us at Whale Hill Primary and to counsellors at Time 4 You.  They will keep any information confidential that a young person requests them too, except if there are concerns that the young person is at risk of serious harm. They will always inform a young person and involve them in the decisions they have to make to keep them safe.   This will always be explained clearly to a young person each step of the way.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.