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Provision of counselling services in secondary schools: a survey of Local Education Authorities in England and Wales

Polat, F and Jenkins, P 2005, 'Provision of counselling services in secondary schools: a survey of Local Education Authorities in England and Wales' , Pastoral Care in Education, 23 (4) , pp. 17-24.

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Abstract

This paper explores the current state of counselling as provided by local education authorities (LEAs) to secondary schools in England and Wales. A questionnaire was sent to all 172 LEAs in England and Wales. The data suggest that the counselling provision is highly variable and somewhat fragmented in scope. The data also indicate that the perception of the role of school counselling services by educational professionals varies considerably, and that there were a number of issues concerning integrated versus decentralized forms of provision. The study has a number of implications for the main stakeholders, including schools, LEAs, pupils and parents, concerning future developments in this increasingly important policy area. These relate to minimum qualifications for counsellors, confidentiality, accessibility to pupils and funding.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767 Children. Child development
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Pastoral Care in Education
Publisher: Routledge on behalf of The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE)
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 02643944
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2009 09:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1131

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