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

Joanne Pybis, Andy Hill, Mick Cooper, Karen Cromarty

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The success of schools' counselling services often depends on the support of various key stakeholder groups. This study reports on the attitudes 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 high level of agreement and overall satisfaction between groups. Areas of disagreement tended to be restricted to practical issues, such as resources and accommodation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)485 - 498
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • stakeholder attitudes, Welsh Government, school counseling services, comparative analysis, 2012, Attitudes, Health Care Services, School Counseling, Comparative Psychology, Government, 2012

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