Building resilience
and mental wellbeing for children and young people

WSA Targeted Support

Key question: How does the school ensure timely and effective identification of students who would benefit from targeted support and ensure appropriate referral to support services?

  • Graduated response
  • Staff aware of how they can raise concerns about a pupil
  • Support in school
  • Referral pathways
  • Partnership working
  • Effective communication with external services
  • Awareness of the THRIVE needs-led framework used to deliver mental health services.

Six Litmus Tests (Pooky Knightsmith)

(4) We Recognise and Support Our Most Vulnerable Learners

Learners can be vulnerable for a whole range of reasons, I invite you to think about how you can recognise and support vulnerable learners in every shape and form. Sometimes it’s the students you least expect who most need some additional support.

Litmus Test quick self-reflection tool

Prompts and Resources

About the Graduated Response in Cornwall

The THRIVE needs-led Framework

Referral Pathways

Useful resources


Wellbeing Series with Dr Lynette Rentoul

These guides have been written to support schools in C&IOS. During Spring / Summer 2022 Lynette will be delivering a series of webinars based on these guidance documents. (Click here to book

Recordings / slides from the sessions will be available to view on the Wellbeing Hub 

Kernow Connect Action for Children

Increased Vulnerability Hidden Harm  

One Page Profiles / pupil passports



Page last updated: 8 April 2022

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