What Rainbows Does
Groups of children and young people of similar age and loss experience - ‘I am not the only one’
The group meets in a safe, welcoming environment with two trained facilitators (where possible)
Provides the space/opportunity and confidentiality to tell and re–tell, share and re–share, explore and re-explore feelings and emotions.
Participants come to identify, understand, accept and come to terms with many conflicting emotions
What Rainbows does not do
- It is not professional counselling or therapy.
- It does not analyse, diagnose or solve problems.
- It does not advise, criticise or judge.
- It does not treat emotional or behavioural problems.
- It does not report, take notes or give evidence – to ANYBODY. ( Except as laid down by Child Protection procedures).
- It does not deal with traumatic grief – e.g. Murder, violence etc. Professional support needs to be sought.
Child Protection and Confidentiality
- Confidentiality is pivotal to the operation of Rainbows.
- It is explained in depth at the start of each programme. All that is said and by whom remains confidential to the group.
- A participant can share with a parent(s) at home what THEY said not what others have said or discussed.
- Confidentiality will be kept at all times except when information is given that indicates that the child or young person may be in danger or at risk.
Rainbows strictly adheres to Child Protection procedures and policies as laid down under Children First Guidelines.