Emotional Health and Well-being

Perhaps the single most important thing that a Virtual School Head can do is to stimulate a professional dialogue with headteachers about the reasons why children and young people behave as they do.

This can, in turn, raise awareness of the physiological and psychological effects of early abuse, trauma and loss, on attachment and resilience, in particular, and through them relationships with peers and adults.

What works in preventing and treating poor mental health in looked after children?