Family Support Drop-In

At Carnforth School we offer a ‘Family Support Drop-In’ on alternative Wednesdays 9.00 – 10.00am. At this ‘drop-in’ you can get some general advice and support about bedtime and morning routines, aggression and compliance, lying and stealing, swearing, rudeness and disrespect or any other behaviour problems in children.

The Early Intervention Family Support Worker, Julie, will talk to you 1:1 when you drop in for an informal chat or she can provide you with information on kinship/parent support group to get help and support from other kinship carers.

She can also support you in completing forms, signposting to other agencies or just accessing information about other services in the area.

Julie also facilitates parenting programme such as The Family Links Nurturing Parenting Programme and The Triple P Positive Parenting Programme, as well as shorter Behaviour Workshops.  If you would like more information about local programmes in your area, please come along to a drop in or give her a call.

You can contact Julie Gibb on: 075074 97620

The 1:1 family support drop-in at Carnforth School is held alternate weeks from 9.00 – 10.00 a.m. and the joint family support drop-in and the kinship support group is held at Hollymount alternate weeks from 9.00 – 10.00 a.m. Parents of either school can attend either session.

Carnforth School Dates (1:1 support)         Hollymount School Dates (group sessions)

Wednesday 24th January 2018                      Wednesday 17th January 2018

Wednesday 7th February 2018                       Wednesday 31st January 2018

Wednesday 28th February 2018                     Wednesday 14th February 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018             Wednesday 7th March 2018

Wednesday 28th March 2018             Wednesday 21st March 2018

If you cannot make any of these dates please give Julie a call as she may be able to offer alternative times to meet up with you at school.

Fortis

At Carnforth we work with Fortis who provide weekly job clubs in local venues where you can gain advice and practical tips on local job searching. They will help you with: finding local vacancies; writing CVs and completing applications forms; advice on opening Universal Jobmatch accounts and evidencing job search activity for DWP; Interview techniques and using the internet.

Call George on 01684 579339 or Nicola on 01684 579351 

Worcester Early Intervention and Targeted Support

In Worcestershire there is the Early Intervention and Targeted Support Service provides the bridge between universal services (schools, Early Years settings, FE Colleges) and specialist provision (social care, specialist Health services and Special schools). The focus is on raising achievement of vulnerable learners through reducing barriers to learning; reducing referrals to specialist services.

The EITS Service delivers statutory LA responsibilities for assessment and placement of learners with Special Educational Needs and post 16 Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities; school attendance; exclusions; and LA provision for permanently excluded or sick children. Priority areas of work are implementation of our Education Inclusion Strategy and development of preventative early help for children, young people and their families.

Resources include specialist teaching and assessment services; Educational Psychology and Education Welfare teams; family support; monitoring and securing compliance with legislation and policy.

https://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk/care-and-support/family-support/targeted-family-support/

Social Services

If you have any concerns about a particular child or young person and feel that they may be in need of protection or safeguarding members of the public should contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666. They are available Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.