Safeguarding and support for parents and carers
My name is Gill Miles and I am your school's family support worker. I am available in school each day to support all children with any issues they may wish to talk about. I am also available to parents and carers. If you would like to talk me to discuss anything related to your child, yourself or the wider family that you think I may be able to help with then, please ring the school or drop into the school office and ask for me.
I have compiled a menu of helpful links and contact numbers which I use regularly in my role. I would like to share these with you as I believe this is important information that we all need to know about. Hopefully you will find some of it useful. Please take a look below. Clicking on each image below will take you directly to the associated web site, alternatively please get in touch and I will be happy to discuss.
Safeguarding concerns - If you have a safeguarding concern about a child then you can contact the Staffordshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0800 13 13 126 option 2.
'Thinkuknow' is the education programme from the National Crime Agency-Child Exploitation and Online Protection (NCA-CEOP), a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Please click on the link for information that you may find helpful.
NHS Families' health and well-being service , can be contacted by phone on 0300 303 3923. Chathealth is a 0-19 health and well- being advice text service. This service is available to parents / carers by using 07520 615722, and for young people between the ages of 11-19yrs by using 07520615721.
New Era is a domestic abuse service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. Offering help to all those affected by domestic abuse in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent, New Era provides free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families
The National Online Safety website is full if useful information to help parents to help their children stay safe whilst online. It has extremely useful 'need to know' information about the latest apps such as TikTok, Snapchat,Minecraft, YouTube, Instragram, Roblox, Fifa and lots more. Please click on the link for more information.
Homestart are a local organisation who can help families through the tougher times of their lives. Referrals can be made directly to the service. Please take a look at the link which details the types of help they are able to provide.
Staffs Housing (previously Staffordshire Housing association) a local housing provider who supply affordable housing in Staffordshire and Cheshire. They can be contacted on 01782 7445333 or please view the website via the link.
Younger Mind are a locally based organisation who help support children and young people with their mental health and well being. please review the website for more information which includes advice for parents and how to make a referral.
Dove are a bereavement and counselling service for adults and children. They are based in Hanley and counsellors can come into school to support children if appropriate. They are contactable on 01782 683155 or via the website
Money Smart Families are a service provided by Aspire who can help families with a range of money saving tips, benefit checks, review of universal credit claims, completing benefit forms, looking into debt etc. Families DO NOT have to be an Aspire tenant, however they must live with Newcastle under Lyme and be in receipt of child benefit. Money Smart families can be contacted at Aspire on 01782 635200.
Around Christmas time, some children may have asked for and received internet enabled tech as gifts. Please click on the below links which will give you help and advice on how to keep your child safer online around Christmas and beyond.