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School Emergency Response Plan

The document below has been produced as a guide for Hertfordshire schools to use when responding to an emergency, which may affect the operation of their premises and their day to day business.

School Emergency Response Plan

 

Responding to a Bomb Threat May 2016

Advice to schools on bomb threats and protective security can be found at

 

Educational Psychologist Support

The Educational Pyschologist team provide support for critical incidents such as the serious injury or death of a child, member of staff or parent.

For crisis support please call your local EP team on:

  • East Herts, Broxbourne, Welwyn and Hatfield: 01992 556998
  • North Herts and Stevenage: 01438 843379
  • St Albans and Dacorum: 01442 453904
  • Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere: 01442 453043

This support will usually be provided on the same or following day, depending on the needs of the school. Types of support available include:

  • Support to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in planning how to meet the practical and emotional needs of the school community.
  • Support to staff members
  • Psychoeducation and information on anxiety management techniques to schools, families or community members to help people understand reactions to bereavement or trauma, have ways to manage these, and know when additional help may be required.
  • Collaborative work with school staff to enable them to provide support to students.
  • Signposting to other services or resources relevant to the situation.

 

Critical Incident Leaflets

 

 

Action Plan for Schools

This action plan provides a prompt for schools following a crisis incident in terms of what to do next and key points to consider

 

 

 

Coping with Crises in Schools - Handling a traumatic event

Well Being Signposting Guide for Young People

This is a helpful document including key signposting information and where to get further help, if needed

 

 

 

 

Coping with Crises in Schools - Handling a traumatic event

Coping with Crises in Schools - Handling a traumatic event

Traumatised schools, pupils and staff have often been at a loss as to how to deal with the aftermath of such crises.
What can a school do to plan ahead and avoid making a drama out of a crisis?
This leaflet outlines the support and services available from the Educational Psychology Service in the event of a death or near fatal accident involving pupils from your school.

Coping with Crises in Schools - Helping a bereaved child

Coping with Crises in Schools - Helping a bereaved child

How to help children understand what is happening if a relative or a friend is dying?
How do you prepare the class before a bereaved child returns to school?
How do you react to a pupil who has been bereaved?

When someone we know dies - Understanding your feelings

When someone we know dies - Understanding your feelings
for older children and covers:

Feelings we may have when someone dies
How to help a friend who has lost someone

When someone we know dies - Understanding your feelings

When someone we know dies - Understanding your feelings
for younger children and covers:

Feelings we may have when someone dies
How to help a friend who has lost someone