ES, Headteacher, Aberdeen
“We use the Safespaces for a number of purposes, it very much depends on the needs of the children. Some children have used the Safespace for child initiated time out, which helps them to regulate their own behaviours, some for a sensory experience, with resources added to meet needs, some as a calming space, which can offer a private space if upset/cooling down and some as a space to undertake one to one work.
The Safespaces have been extremely helpful in supporting individual needs in a private way and help meet all of the needs highlighted above. The children enjoy the spaces, view them positively and will frequently use our Safespace symbol to indicate that they would like to access one of the spaces. They are extremely flexible spaces and will always be well used, as they can be so many different things to different children.”