Home School Link at Harvington
Working with families because...........
...........together we love, learn and grow.
Our Home School Link is:
Mrs Katie Thorp
This Month's Focus - March 2019
Support for the Family
Parenting is one of the most rewarding but challenging jobs any of us will ever do, yet we get no training for it. Families work hard at being strong, stable and loving but sometimes life can throw additional challenges at us that mean that we need help and support beyond our family network.
Thankfully there are many organisations that now offer support, from advice and helping you to feel that you are not alone, to practical help to ease the pressure. All families deserve to be happy and healthy. If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. The internet is also a great place to find information that can help with specific issues such a debt, emotional wellbeing or positive parenting. There are also practical parenting programmes (PPP) where you can meet other parents facing similar issues and gain strength from sharing with each other in a group.
South Worcestershire Parenting and Family Support - Action for Children
Provide advice and support on parenting matters through groups for parents, such as Positive Parenting Programme (PPP)
Provides support to families with at least one child under the age of 5 through matching them with a volunteer
who provide practical help.
South Worcestershire Home-Start
The UK's largest provider of relationship support.
Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline).
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) or www.refuge.org.uk
Advice on all aspects of parenting including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm. Sat-Sun, 10am-3pm) or www.familylives.org.uk
A charity that supports the needs of single parent families.
Young Carers Worcestershire.
An organisation offering help and support for young people who are carers.
Your Life Your Choice.
Parenting support: Advice on issues surrounding parenting.
Reach 4 Wellbeing (self-referral service available).
A local service supporting young people with a range of mental health issues.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Think U Know
Website includes different sections designed for children and young people aged 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14+, ensuring that children and young people are taught about CSE using the appropriate resources and terminology for their age.
For more information, visit: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Well known national children’s charity where you can find lots of helpful information.
John Martin Trust
Providing financial support for families in Evesham.
Supporting families by providing furniture (online referral form accessible).
Linked to the Church this is a charity supporting those in need in Evesham with practical support including running the local food bank.
Whatever your problem or concern they will support you.
Parent’s Helpline: 020 7823 5430 (Mon-Tues 10-5pm).
A counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways:
You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards.
Think U Know.
Find the latest information on the sites your child might like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Winston’s Wish is the UK’s childhood bereavement charity.
They support children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling
A local charity providing free support for bereaved children.
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