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Critical Incidents

What to do in the event of a Critical Incident

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) provides assistance to all schools that experience critical incidents, regardless of whether or not they have a NEPS psychologist assigned to them. The incidents themselves generally arise due to the death through illness, road accident or sometimes suicide of a pupil. 

How to Apply

In the event of a critical incident within a school, NEPS will await a request from school authorities before offering support.  NEPS during 2008 provided all schools with updated advisory material to assist them to organise for and cope with the different challenges presented in this context. These publications are appended below for reference.

In the event of a school experiencing a critical incident, school authorities wishing the support of a NEPS psychologist in its aftermath should contact the local NEPS office to make their request.

Responding to Critical Incidents

Responding to Critical Incidents Resource Materials (Report cover) 

An overview and key elements of what we do in NEPS are outlined below.

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