Supporting a child or young
person with a disfigurement

If you are working with a child or young person with a disfigurement, you will want to ensure that they develop the social skills, confidence and self-esteem to enable them to thrive.

Our teacher's guides to supporting a child with a disfigurement enable you to handle other children's responses, work with the family and health professionals and deal with teasing or bullying. These encourage the development of good social skills, positive self-perception and high self-esteem. Select the relevant age group on the left to find out more.

Post compulsory education

If you are supporting a student aged 16+ we hope the following will be helpful:

Preparing for college, training or work

You at work

Workshops and group events

Young people over 13 years old can use the iface page on Facebook to share their experiences. 

If you would like further advice about supporting a pupil or student with a disfigurement please contact us at