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Support for school-based counselling services, 14/2/07 [W]

On 14 February 2007 the Assembly announced both the publication of a consultation on school-based counselling services and additional funding for the current services. The consultation has been developed in response to a recommendation in the Children’s Commissioner’s Clywch inquiry report, and more information about it is available in the Consultation section of this website.

The funding consists of £200,000 for this financial year to be divided between the 10 authorities who already have co-ordinated approaches to providing counselling services in most of their secondary schools.  During the 2007/08 financial year A further £200,000 will be available in for these authorities and a further three authorities who already have advanced plans for providing similar services.

More information is available in the Assembly’s press release.