Parent & Family Support Signposting
In the first instance it is always advisable to seek support through school. Your child’s teacher will always be more than happy to discuss any matters which you feel may impact on learning. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the senior management team who may be able to support you or make contact with support networks for you.
However, if you prefer not to contact school then the following support networks are availbel to parents and families:
There is information on :
- General Support
- Health Issues
- Mental Health Issues
- Single Parents
- Relationship Issues
- Pregnancy Issues
- Drugs and Alcohol Issues
Birmingham Signposting Service:
This service will help families to find the most relevant support. This can be contacted on 0808 808 1001.
An organisation who offer support to individuals in distress.
Birmingham 0121 322 0910
• integrated early education and childcare – all centres offering Early Years provision have a minimum half-time qualified teacher (increasing to full-time within 18 months of the centre opening)
• support for parents – including advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families
• child and family health services – ranging from health screening, health visitor services to breast-feeding support
• helping parents into work – with links to the local Jobcentre Plus and training.
An organisation who aim to support families who are experiencing crisis situations, these include; Domestic Violence, Depression, Post Natal Depression, Isolation, Debt Crisis, Drug & Alcohol Related Problems, Mental Health Issues, Single Parenting Challenges, Family Breakdown, Poor Housing & Multiple Births.
0121 321 2277
Support for individuals and families at risk of being homeless.
0808 800 4444
Birmingham’s Housing Department:
0121 427 7988
Statutory Agency who can support families should you experience housing difficulties
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Day by Day Helpline
0844 477 9400
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Winston’s Wish, the charity for bereaved children, helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling. By providing professional assistance before, during and after bereavement they help them to better understand the nature of loss and offer the practical support and guidance that many need in order to cope throughout the grieving process.
08452 03 04 05
Visit the bullying website for support and information.
Organisation which offers support to children and families concerned about bullying.
Mental Health: For information and help regarding CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH click here.
Organisation that supports young people and families who may be worried about mental health issues.
0808 802 5544
The National Association for Mental Health
An association that supports individuals and families experiencing mental health problems.
0845 766 0163
Internet site which supports individuals and families affected by self harming.
Site and helpline which support those affected by eating disorders.
Nationwide service for those needing support with relationship issues. This can mean couple counselling, individual counselling and family counselling.
There are local counselling centres that can be accessed in the day or evenings.
0300 100 1234
Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
Cafcass champions the interests of children involved in family proceedings, advising the family courts in England on what it considers to be in the best interests of individual children.
0844 353 3350
An organisation that supports single parents. Can offer advice on benefit support.
0808 802 0925
Single Parent Travel Club:
An organisation which promotes interaction between single parent families via holidays.
0870 241 6210
Internet site which supports one parent families
National Childbirth Trust:
An agency whose purpose is to provide support and evidence-based information in pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood.
Please see their website for more information.
A website and helpline to offer support to those having experienced a miscarriage.
helpline: 01924 200799 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 4pm)
British Pregnancy Advisory Service:
BPAS is the leading provider of abortion services in the UK, with a national network of consultation centres and clinics.
Telephone 08457 30 40 30 for advice
Drugs & Alcohol Support:
National Families Helpline
Parents Against Drug Abuse
Telephone 08457 023867
Website and helpline to supprt parents who may be concerned their children are involved with drugs.
Birmingham based agency which supports children and families affected by drugs.
Telephone 0800 776600
A national helpline which supports those having difficutlies with or thjose who are addicted to alcohol.
NATIONAL HELPLINE: 0845 769 7555
If you are unhappy about anything and would like to talk to someone please call 0800 11 11. There are people there all the time to listen to you.
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