Make a referral
If you would like to attend a session, please contact Hannah on 07368 155 557 to discuss your needs. Together we can decide on the details such as the objectives, timing, dates, and number of sessions, cost, and any extra requirements, such as reports.
Health and social care professionals:
If you would like to refer a client then, following discussion with them, and with their consent, please contact Hannah on 07368 155 557 outlining the reasons for referral and to discuss funding for the sessions. We can then contact the client directly to assess their needs and to set up the sessions. With client consent we are able to write reports and liaise with you regarding the progress a client makes during the sessions.
Schools and Colleges:
If you would like to refer a learner for equine assisted learning then, following discussion with the learner and their parents/carers, and with their consent, please contact Hannah on 07368 155 557 outlining the reasons for referral and to discuss funding for the sessions. We can then assess their needs, set up the sessions and enroll them for any qualifications they may wish to undertake.
We offer 1:1 sessions. Occasionally we may be able to offer a session for a couple of learners if they are known to each other and work well together. We do a minimum of 12 sessions as we feel it takes time to get to know the learner and then, once they are relaxed and feel safe, we can really work with them and widen the range of activities and learning opportunities. We usually make an assessment of needs over the first 6 weeks and feedback to the referrer.
We welcome the opportunity during any programme to liaise with schools and parents about the progress of any learner undertaking equine assisted learning or to attend any relevant meetings. Staff from the school and parents/carers may attend sessions to support, as needed. A report outlining progress for each term will be sent at the end of Terms 2, 4 and 6 to the referrer.
Referral and Permission forms: A Referral Form must be completed before sessions can start
Following discussion with Hannah please
download our Terms of Business for your own reference
download the permission forms, which must be then signed by a parent/carer, and brought along to the first session.
read the induction information to prepare for what to do on arrival at WEAL.
We are committed to safeguarding our learners and our Safeguarding Policy and Statement can be also downloaded for the records of the referrer, as required for Alternative Education Providers in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021).