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Information about family life and support

Family life can be rewarding and fulfilling, but there are times when it can be overwhelming and you need some support. In school we can support in the following ways:

  • Education Welfare Officer – Rash Patel – can advise and support with attendance issues
  • School Nursing Team – can advise and support with children’s health issues
  • Ms Pochin – Headteacher – can lend a listening ear, advise and support on safeguarding and education issues and signpost support from the Local Authority, charities and other local services.
  • Mrs Rayner – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Inclusion Manager – can advise and support on children’s special educational needs
  • Mrs Parker - Attendance, welfare and Child Protection  – can lend a listening ear and advise and support on children’s attendance and safeguarding issues
  • Mrs Osborne - Family Support Worker - support for a huge range of issues from housing, access to benefits, support with applications, signposting to other agencies, support with your child.
  • Mr Vamplew – School Business Manager – advise and support on school financial issues.

Please come to the office to arrange an appointment with any of these people.


There is also further support available online or in person:

Citizens’ Advice Bureau – Leicester - 0300 330 1025

FREE helpline for information and appointments
9.00 – 4.30 Monday to Friday


Child Line - 0800 1111

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000,

LADO - 0116 454 2440,

Whistleblowing - (020) 7404 6609,

Internet safety -

New Dawn - provide help to many families through family counselling and social support. They seek to work with individuals or holistically with the whole family, taking a person centred approach to produce the best outcome.


Care for Family – website – advice about all aspects of parenting including podcasts, parenting courses, leaflets


Family Lives – website – listening, supportive and non-judgemental advice on all aspects of family life including behaviour management, Social Care involvement, learning, health and development, divorce


Dad Info - Advice for parents from a dad’s perspective.


Mind – a charity concerned with mental health. There are guides to support and services and tips for everyday living.


The Laura Centre – for when a child dies or is bereaved


UAVA – United Against Violence and Abuse – support anyone who has been a victim of domestic abuse or sexual violence


Relate – charity to help with family relationships


Gingerbread - advice and support for single parents


Happy Steps - Research and resources for those parenting within stepfamilies.


Thinkuknow - Online support and advice for parents, carers and children about websites, mobiles and new technology

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