Family Support

Ensuring pupils and their families have access to the support they need to thrive is a priority for the school. We can support you and your family in many aspects of your lives, not just school. Whether you need advice and support or just someone to talk to. Advice and support is confidential between home and school although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with according to the school safeguarding policy. We will continue to provide help and support to ensure all children have a safe and secure home to go to and encourage all parents/carers to contact school if they are struggling.

Family Support workers :-

Jodie Bain

01772 792412 extension 216 or j.bain@larches.lancs.sch.uk

Colin Seaton

01772 792412 extension 217 or c.seaton@larches.lancs.sch.uk

Attendance and Family support manager – Christina Mclean

01772 792412 extension 223 or c.mclean@larches.lancs.sch.uk

 

Appointments can be made to drop in to school or we are happy to come and visit you at home if needed.

Some of the areas we have helped children and families with already are

  • Budgeting and finance (including benefits)
  • Housing and repairs
  • Help with white goods
  • Food parcels
  • Parenting, routines and boundaries
  • Building relationships between family members
  • Adult and children’s mental health support
  • Adult education courses
  • Advice for parents going through EHCP processes
  • Supporting parents/carers in improving children’s punctuality and attendance
  • Supporting parents/carers/pupil with any educational, behavioural, well-being or other concerns that they may have
  • Working alongside parents/carers to improve children’s behaviour
  • Supporting children/parents/carers with issues that may arise such as bereavement, separation and parents in prison
  • Supporting children on a 1:1 basis with their self-esteem, confidence, behaviour or work
  • Helping parents/carers become more involved in education
  • Encouraging healthy eating and lifestyles
  • Finding services and opportunities in the community
  • Signposting to external services

NSPCC gangs and exploitation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYFw6kiRkus

If you are worried your child may be involved in a gang, please have a look on the schools MASP page or contact the school for some advice.

Services that we can use to support children and families or that you can contact for support.

  • Child and family wellbeing service – All round support for children and families. Children and Family Wellbieng Service
  • Children’s Social care – immediate safeguarding risks. 0300 123 6720 or 0300 123 6722 if out of hours
  • IDVA – Independent domestic violence advisor 0300 323 0085 / 01772 201601
  • ISVA – Independent sexual violence advisor 01772 523676 / 07385397829
  • Lancashire sexual health and advice – 03001234154

School can help with referrals to the following

MASP – Support for children who are showing signs of criminal exploitation.

Community Safety team – Support for children who are vulnerable or at risk of becoming involved in crime.

Lancashire Fire and rescue – Supporting children with the danger and risk of fires.

Community Gateway association – All round support for gateway tenants.

MIND- Mental health and wellbeing support for children.

Butterfly and Phoenix project – Mental health and wellbeing support for children.

CAMHS – Child and Adolescent mental health support

NEST – Providing support for young people who are victims of crime.

CANW –  Emotional health and wellbeing support and support for young carers.

PNE divert – Youth coach, supporting children to get back on track.

School nurse – Support with health, sexual health and general advice.

The wish centre:-

Respect Young Person’s Programme

Parachute Project

Respect Young people’s programme (RYPP) – is a programme for when a child’s behaviours are violent or aggressive towards a parents, carer or another family member. Damaging property, making threats, verbal aggression, financial abuse, physical aggression and boundary pushing.

mme – is a programme for children who have a history of resorting to violence when trying to solve conflict at home, school or in relationships. Sessions are completed with the child in school.

Men at work – support for boys and men on living safe and healthy lives.  Enabling communication and breaking down stigma.