It is widely acknowledged and understood that parenting is one of the most rewarding but also one of the most challenging aspects of a person's life. There is no 'perfect', there will always be huge challenges and the sense of responsibility is huge. Every child is different; every child matters and every child requires love and support in order to thrive. Because parenting is such a challenge, there may well be times when you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or even lost. This page aims to help and to let you know who you can get help from, how, where and when.
Firstly, please work together with school staff to help your child. Our number is (0151) 487 7718 and we are here to help you.
Your child's class teacher and/or teaching assistant can be accessed at the end of each school day for a quick word, or you can book an appointment for a longer meeting if needed. The following people could help you in school:
- Class teacher
- Mrs. Katie Todhunter, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
- Mrs. Beverly Denton, Pastoral and Attendance Lead
- Mr. Rob Simpson (Head Teacher) and Mrs. Michelle McMaster (Deputy Head Teacher)
- Safeguarding Leadership Team (Mr. Simpson, Mrs. McMaster, Mrs. Denton)
- School Office (Mrs. Donovan and Mrs. Howarth)
There is not always a magic wand solution, but by sharing any parenting concerns with us, you can share your worries and access experienced, professional support to improve any situation.
We work with many local and national organisations who can also help you, including:
- YPAS (Young Person's Advisory Service) - a branch of CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
YPAS Website and contact details
- Liverpool City Council Family Support Services - a wide range of support for parents, carers and families:
Liverpool Family Services (part of 'Local Offer')
- Liverpool Parent and Carers Forum (LivPaC) - Through participation and co-production, LivPaC, are working to create a culture across all services which places the needs of families at the centre of the decision making.
- SENDIASS - SEND IASS services provide free and confidential impartial information, advice and support to children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and their parents/carers. SEND IASS is a statutory service, which mean there has to be one in every local authority.
SENDIASS (Liverpool) information and contact
- Belle Vale Children's Centre - Offering a wide range of support, particularly for younger children:
Belle Vale Children's Centre - contact details and information
- Oakleaf - Liverpool Bereavement Service - A dedicated bereavement service for children and adults across the Merseyside City Region. Oakleaf is an inclusive service working with people of all ages, children and their families.
Oakleaf Bereavement Support (Liverpool)
- Action for Parents - free, confidential parenting support, advice, 1:1 chat
Action for Parents website
- NSPCC - support for children and families
NSPCC Website and contact details
- Autism Initiatives - Autism Initiatives provides a range of person centred autism specific services throughout the UK. The charity delivers high quality services for autistic children and adults, including education, residential , short breaks, supported living, outreach, community resource centres, 'day' services, and social enterprises for employment training and experience.
Autuism Initiatives website