St Robert Southwell is an accredited provider of the Rainbows programme. This provides an emotionally safe environment for children and young people to guide them through grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives because of a death, divorce, family separation or any other painful transition.
Rainbows Programmes provide a safe setting for children and young people to talk through their feelings with others who are experiencing similar situations. They are helped to articulate their feelings by trained adult facilitators (Mrs Lanaway and Mrs Shaieb) whom they know and trust. Confidentiality, which is at the heart of all Rainbows Programmes, is kept at all times unless a child or young person is at risk, in which case the school’s safeguarding procedures are followed.
Rainbows Programmes provide age relevant materials which form a structured 12 – 14 week programme to assist children and young people through their grief and loss. Rainbows supports self-esteem, trust, confidence and resilience, whilst promoting positive emotional development and healthy relationships.