You might also be interested in taking a look at or using the BETLS tool in your work. BETLS is an observation tool developed by KidsMatter and used by ECEC services to help them gather information about a child when there may be a concern. BETLS stands for behaviour, emotions, thoughts, learning and social relationships. The tool supports educators to further discuss and make decisions about supporting a child’s mental health, learning and development. It can also be utilised in discussions with health and community professionals to develop a shared understanding of a child’s mental health and needs.

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