Family Support Worker
Family Support Worker
Hello! My name is Vicky Cunningham and I am the Family Support Worker in school.
Early Help Offer
My role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community.
I can help you with any concerns you may have in relation to your child's education, behaviour and wellbeing. I am also here as someone to talk to if you need it!
I can meet with you at home or in school at a time to suit yourself. Advice and support is confidential although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.
Support for pupils includes:
- promoting good attendance and punctuality;
- promoting self-esteem and confidence;
- promoting positive behaviour and positive attitudes to learning.
- Referrals for support with SEMH concerns
- Organising agencies to come into school to work with children
Support for Parents includes
- providing information and signposting to other services in the local area;
- completing Early Help Assessments and Team around the Family meetings;
- liaising with a range of external services such as housing and Social Care;
- assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, special educational needs and benefits;
- attendance and support at school and other agency meetings;
- advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home;
- guidance with career and personal development and access to training and workshops in school.
How to get in touch
I will be in the officemost mornings from 8.30 if you would like to nip in for a chat but if you would like to make an appointment please contact our Office staff on 01706 873123. I will be available during the hours of 8.30am until 4pm Monday to Friday.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk For General Advice
www.netmums.com For general advice on parenting issues and local events happening
www.shelter.org.uk Housing and debt advice
www.net-aware.org.uk Keeping your child safe online
www.entitledto.co.uk Benefits Calculator - check you are receiving everything you are entitled to.