With Kids West Lothian

Organisation : Big Issue Foundation Scotland-With Kids
Grant Amount : £ 32,000
Project Dates : May 2015 to April 2015

For the past year With Kids has been working with schools in West Lothian providing play therapy to children within the school/nursery community. This work is supported by a short grant from the Volant trust.

Over the last year we worked with 39 children who were referred from 20 schools. We work with schools when they are submitting referrals to ensure that the children who are most at need receive the support required.

There has been a very positive response from schools and parents in the area which has resulted in increasing referrals from schools in West Lothian.

This project is to sustain and expand our work to meet this demand by providing: 1-1 play therapy to 55 children; support to 46 families, 30 people participating in filial therapy and 60 children attending social skills groups.