Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire about 3-16-year-olds. There are versions to be completed by the School, Parent/Carer, and the Child/Young Person. Scores should be triangulated to assist in recognising early signs of potential mental health issues.
To learn more about the SDQ, and to download the questionnaires, please visit the site below.
Mental Health & Behaviour in Schools
The DfE have published guidance for Schools to help identify and support pupils who display behaviours that may suggest that they have mental health needs that have not been previously recognised. The guidance can be viewed at the link below.