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Ridgewood

School

Validus Wellbeing Centre

We are extremely proud to be able to offer our students Validus, a dedicated wellbeing centre equipped to meet the needs of all our young people.

Validus provides a programme of holistic support, including qualified counselling support, professional and targeted support for young people experiencing issues, and specialist support for those pupil experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and low mood. It also raises the profile of wellbeing for all young people and staff and effectively supports our wider school teams. This outstanding facility enables us to effectively coordinate safeguarding, child protection, welfare and health concerns through one central hub and to provide opportunities for working with families and the wider community. It is also an appropriate and confidential venue for external agency workers working with young people and their families in school.

Each room in Validus has a dedicated purpose designed to meet young people's specific needs.

GROUND FLOOR

Protect: safeguarding officer base

Secure: administrative base

Nurture: individual safe space

Grow: multi agency base/workshop room – bookable room

Reflect: counselling room

FIRST FLOOR

Thrive: large workshop space and programme room

Develop: strategy and safeguarding/inclusion and SEND clinics