Family Support Worker
'The best thing you can give your children is time'.
J D Ghai
There are many thoughts you may have as a parent…
‘I just need someone to talk to…’ ‘I think the school is concerned about my daughter’s attendance...’
‘I’m worried about the next Open Evening...' 'Since my partner left things haven’t been the same...'
Our family support worker is here to help you.
Who is a Family Support Worker?
A Family Support Worker’s role is mainly to support you and your child to get the very best from your school by providing support, advice and information. They will help you in the following ways:
• Provide direct and confidential support with families in a school context
• Support with your child’s behaviour
• Provide information about school matters
• Give opportunities to meet with other families
• Hold drop-in sessions
• Provide access to parenting programmes
• Finding other services to help
• Offer a home visit
What Family Support Workers aim to achieve:
• Build your confidence in dealing with difficult parenting issues and behaviours
• Support better achievements and attendance at school
• Help you to speak with the school
Our Family Support Worker works as part of the school team, providing services for children and families from Ray Lodge Primary School. Our Family Support Worker has a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience. If you would like to speak to the Family Support Worker, Danielle Gorge, please contact the school office or catch her in the playground any morning.
For families with children aged 0 to 17 years
Online courses based on established psychological and child development theories, which parents can access in bite-sized 15-20 minute chunks. The online antenatal course was designed by Registered Midwives and health professionals. The postnatal course was designed by health visitors and health professionals. The online resources and courses enable parents/carers to develop parenting skills in their own time. To access the range of courses a parent/carer needs to go to inourplace.co.uk. This is currently free for Redbridge families by applying the ‘access’ code ‘BRIDGE’.
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