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A comparative analysis of the attitudes of key stakeholder groups to the Welsh Government's school-based counselling strategy

Pybis, Joanne and Hill, Andy and Cooper, Mick and Cromarty, Karen (2012) A comparative analysis of the attitudes of key stakeholder groups to the Welsh Government's school-based counselling strategy. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 40 (5). pp. 485-498. ISSN 0306-9885

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Abstract

For school counselling services to be effective it is important various stakeholder groups are supportive in their opinions towards school counselling services. This study reports on the opinions of key stakeholders working within the Welsh Government school-based counselling strategy. Using a survey methodology, the opinions of local authority leads/service managers (n =25), school management (n = 158) and school counsellors (n = 106) were compared and contrasted. Questions related to the accessibility of services to pupils, the balance between confidentiality and safeguarding procedures, whether services are adequately resourced and the training and supervision available to counsellors. Results indicated a large amount of agreement and overall satisfaction between groups. Areas of disagreement tended to be restricted to practical issues, such as resources and accommodation.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41083
Keywords: counselling, young people , school, satisfaction, evaluation, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Psychology, Applied Psychology
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Counselling
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 14:24
Last modified: 21 May 2015 13:57
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URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41083

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