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Lavington School

EQUA Trust

External Agencies & Bereavement Support

The school works closely with other agencies as appropriate. The list below is not exhaustive and is subject to change:

  • the Educational Welfare Service (for concerns with attendance)
  • the Educational Psychology Service (for concerns with behaviours which may be linked to a special educational need)
  • the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • the police and the Youth Offending Team (YOT)
  • Relate (for concerns linked to family and marital relationships)
  • SPLITZ (for families who have suffered domestic violence)
  • Spurgeons (a groups which supports young people who are Young Carers)
  • Motiv8 (for young people who have issues with substance misuse)
  • Wiltshire Families First (for families with significant issues which require more intensive support)
  • Children’s Social Care (for young people for whom there are safeguarding issues, and for those who are considered a Child in Need or who are on the Child Protection register.

 Bereavement Support

 Cruse Bereavement care can be contacted below:

  • Local services: Bath 01761 417250 bath@cruse.org.uk (Covering Bath, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Devizes, Warminster, Frome, Melksham and Warminster)
    • Salisbury 01722 411938 salisburybranch@cruse.org.uk (Covering Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge, Netheravon, Tidworth, Downton and Shrewton)

Please visit the website for your nearest branch for more information about the support and services offered, as well as a full list of towns and villages covered by each branch.


  • Grief Encounter: a range of information for young people, adults and school staff - https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/young-people/
  • Wiltshire Treehouse help families who have experienced loss www.treehousewiltshire.org.uk Kath Brownlee, Bereavement Service Lead on 0749 350 9750 or Email: admin@wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk
  • Winston’s Wish provide advice for schools when a child is bereaved; along with practical advice for children.https://www.winstonswish.org.uk/supporting-you/support-for-schools/#How-you-can-prepare and helpline for anyone caring for a bereaved child 08088 020 021