July 20, 2018, Independent: Schools to get 'safe rooms' for pupils who feel anxious https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/schools-to-get-safe-rooms-for-pupils-who-feel-anxious-37137251.html Safe rooms where children can go if they feel anxious or distressed are to be encouraged as part of a new wellbeing programme for schools. Education Minister Richard Bruton will today launch a policy document that sets out a series of ways that teachers can help young people cope with the pressures of modern life…. Good protocols for students experiencing challenges to their wellbeing are in place with systems for directing students to external services when required… The framework paper suggests the addition of a 'safe' room/space "for distressed/anxious students". Other ideas include sensory room/sensory gardens and a room for individuals or small groups that require targeted intervention and support….
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