Early intervention and targeted support
Identifying 'at risk' students and providing support before an issue emerges or escalates helps to build and maintain a safe environment.
Early intervention and targeted support are essential elements in building and maintaining a safe environment. Identifying 'at risk' students is the first step to developing strategies and processes that provide ongoing support to these students and their families.
Early intervention means providing support before an issue emerges or escalates. This includes creating and implementing skill development for students identified as being at risk of long-term difficulties with social relationships, and students who previously experienced bullying or engaged in bullying behaviour.
Staff professional learning builds the capacity of educators to identify opportunities for early intervention. It also helps staff respond effectively with appropriate approaches and strategies. Interventions should include follow up support and monitoring of individual students and families who would benefit from additional support.