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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Multi-Agency Support Team

This integrated team work together using a balance of psychology and therapeutic methodologies to provide tailored interventions that address school and family needs. Having a range of different professionals working together means that the support for the parents and carers is connected and targeted around the support of the child. The team’s weekly panel referral system means that appropriate requests for involvement will result in the school being contacted within 10 days of a key worker being allocated.

The MAST team are made up of:

The MAST team seeks to work in a pro-active way with schools and families but is also able to respond to individual and group requests at reactive stages. Targeted MAST intervention is used if the school and the EP decide a wider system response is required. 

The causes of need and presentation include but are not limited to;

  • Behaviour at home
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Family breakdown / restructure
  • Early trauma including physical and sexual abuse
  • Impact of being a looked after child or adopted
  • Domestic abuse
  • Impact of parental illness
  • Impact of parental substance abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Emotional abuse and neglect
  • Children managing disability, SEN or neuro-developmental conditions (e.g. ADHD / ASD)