client safety is paramount at the tough stuff play therapy:
Rest assured, your play therapist…
has a current and on-going enhanced DBS clearance
adheres to the Clinical Governance and the Professional Ethics of Play Therapy UK (PTUK)
adheres to Safeguarding and Child Protection policies of individual educational settings
has Level 2 Safeguarding training (incl. KCSIE/Prevent/Sexual Exploitation)
adheres to government Covid-19 guidelines, school and The Tough Stuff Covid-19 policies
is covered by professional indemnity insurance
attends regular professional Clinical Supervision
has extensive experience working with children in an educational capacity, as a primary class teacher
is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
A positive rapport between child and therapist underpins play therapy and with a few simple rules the therapy room becomes the ‘safe space’. During an introductory session, children learn that their play therapy sessions are confidential. In keeping them safe from harm, the limitations of confidentiality are also explained in child-friendly language; namely, if a safeguarding concern arose.
In keeping children emotionally safe, I regularly undertake professional Clinical Supervision – a professional and confidential dialogue with a more advanced therapist, ensuring that I work in the best interest of each client. As a member of PTUK (Play Therapy UK) I am bound to the professional and ethical principles of this professional regulatory body.
Like staff that work with your child at school, I have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) certificate and am also registered on the DBS update service. This means I am deemed safe to work with children and vulnerable adults. Should you wish to verify this, please do get in touch. With Level 2 Safeguarding certificates, I am trained to notice signs of abuse or exploitation. In keeping children safe, I am duty-bound to report any concerns that arise around the safety or welfare of a child – whether working in a school setting or in private play therapy practice. The Tough Stuff Play Therapy has an extensive Covid19 risk assessment, tailored to each setting, detailing precautions taken to minimise transmission of the virus. Should you wish to see an example copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org use the Contact facility.