Schools have a variety of staff who can play a significant role in pastoral care. Form teachers and heads-of-year can often do much to promote peer support. Many schools will also have a range of support staff including learning mentors who can provide support to vulnerable, disaffected, or underachieving young people. Although schools may be able to meet all the needs of young people, peer isolation may create difficulties in emotional well being, and they may therefore need to draw on the skills of outside agencies, such as educational psychologists who may be able to help schools set up specific interventions that meet the needs of the individual.
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