Chronology of an SEMH Base Child
Whilst every child is different and will require bespoke support, hopefully this example of a child referred to the SEMH Base, gives you a flavour of the work which we do to ‘reset’ a child and support their reintegration back into mainstream provision.
The observation highlighted the following SEMH needs which were considered suitable for a placement
Child A is a LAC
The school have put in place a number of support systems which have worked to a point
Child A presented with difficulty communicating with adults and peers, struggling to follow whole group instructions, low self esteem, anxiety and hypervigilance
A conversation with Child A’s Mum further highlighted emotional needs that are expressed aggressively and predictably around social times such as dinner time as well as struggling with bedtime routines
There is a family history of ADHD
Academically Child A is making expected progress
Parent, Carers and the Home School received confirmation of the placement offer and a Set Up meeting was planned for Child A to visit the base with their parents/carers and the SENCO from the referring school. At this meeting it is agreed on the objectives of the placement, the desired outcomes and clarification of everyone’s role in this. Child A was able to spend time with the support staff to play, explore and talk about the base and any resulting thoughts and feelings.