The East to West Trust

Relational Support Work

east to west aim to place a Relational Support Worker (RSW) in as many schools as possible. Utilising the power of relationships, RSWs work alongside children, young people, families and school staff to 'bring hope' to difficult and challenging situations, helping those we support move on.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1131229)




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Relational Support Work as the name implies, is a highly relational approach to pastoral care and wellbeing; actively journeying with those we support for as long as is needed, fostering trust and growing confidence. RSW provides space; to reflect on where they're at in life; to think through what is holding them back as well and explore what is possible. It’s in this space that they are able to think, learn and reflect, enabling them to take ownership of their lives and be empowered to progress


The overarching outcome for east to west is that every student encounters Hope and that Hope nurtures resilience, confidence and the opportunity to thrive, both personally and academically. At the heart of east to west is Relational Support Work (RSW) which is reflected in all of our work and which we define as: a long term commitment to actively journey with children, young people and families through the issues that they are addressing.