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Reducing barriers to learning.

Being able to form effective, respectful relationships while also growing in self-esteem and self-value is vital for every child and young person's emotional development. Mastering these skills early will help a child or young person develop into a respectful adult.

This section contains some resources, information and tools for you to use in helping children and young people form strong relationships and appreciate the value of self-esteem.

   ‘Blue Chameleon’

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   ‘Create Your Own Happy’

This illustrated activity book empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others around them, by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem! Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book! From speaking in front of your...Read more

   ‘My Hidden Chimp’

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   ‘You are Awesome’

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   Lego Based Therapy for Autism

LEGO®-based therapy is a social development programme for young people with autism spectrum disorders or related social communication difficulties. [It is also known as "LEGO therapy" but that term is disallowed by LEGO trademark laws]. It was originally developed by Dr. Dan LeGoff, a Paediatri...Read more

   PANTS resources for schools and teachers

Lesson plans, classroom activities and more to help you talk PANTS Download our free Talk PANTS resources, teaching children the Underwear Rule to help keep them safe from abuse. We've developed: lesson plans slide presentations, and cl...Read more

   Parent Mental Health Day – free webinar

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   Person-centred approaches

Person centred planning is a set of approaches designed to assist someone to plan their life and support. It has grown in both profile and usage across Derbyshire's children's services in recent years, especially since the introduction of the stronger families and safer children way of...Read more

   Positive Relationships at School

This year, BBC Children in Need are calling on schools across the UK to celebrate the power of positive relationships, and the impact of these relationships in helping to support children and young people throughout the school years. Many children and young people experience some of th...Read more


R-time is a Personal and Social Education programme. The emphasis is upon creating effective, respectful relationships by way of Random Pair work. The essence of R-time’s approach is short bursts of planned activities for 10-15 minutes, ideally once a week, for a period of 30 weeks eac...Read more

   VIA Strengths Survey for Children

Children and young people aged 10-17 can complete a dedicated youth version of a recognised strengths test which was developed the University of Pennsylvania in the US. It will take around 45 minutes to complete and answer all the questions, and you will need to sign-up to the site for a...Read more

   Youth Mental Health Day

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