What I can offer you as parents:
My role is to support parents to be involved with all aspects of their child’s school life. I have attended various personal development courses, continued my personal education and have gained life experience in many areas. Listed below are just some of the issues I can advise and support families on.
Supporting parents and carers to get involved in school life
New starts and settling in
Training, education and employment
I work closely with other members of staff, particularly the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo). I liaise with outside agencies such as School Nurse, CAMHS, Educational Psychologists and Parenting Support agencies.
As well as offering individual support to families, I can help parents access courses in a variety of subjects within the local community and accompany parents/carers to various services if required.
If I can't help directly then I am able to offer support and point parents, and their families, in the right direction to the person that can.
Self-referral via the website: https://iapt-sglos.awp.nhs.uk/. Tel: 0117 378 4270.
Tel: 0117 9478441. Website: http://www.bournefamilyproject.org/
Tel: 0808 808 0330 (Wednesday-Sunday 8pm-Midnight). Website: www.bristolmind.org.uk. Transgender helpline: 0300 330 5468 (Mondays and Fridays 8pm-midnight).
Useful Websites and links:
1 Big Database: http://www.1bigdatabase.org.uk/
1 Big Database has information about a wide range of services for young children, young people, their parents and carers and professionals in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Information includes : Housing, Education, Health, Money Matters, Family Support, Employment, Play and Leisure Facilities, Community Groups, Drugs Information Service.
Supportive Parents. http://www.supportiveparents.org.uk/
Tel: 0117 9897725
Supportive Parents provide an independent and confidential service to parents of children with special educational needs (SEN)