Support and Advice

If you have any concerns or worries about your child, be it about their progress at school or their general well-being, please do get in touch. The names of staff that you might wish to contact to are listed in the staff section of the school website.

  • If you have questions relating to a specific subject area, please make contact with the relevant Subject Leader.
  • If you would like to speak to someone concerning Special Educational Needs, please make contact with our Special Needs Coordinator.
  • For more general queries, please make contact with your child’s form tutor or Head of Year in the first instance.

You might also find the information from the following organisations useful. It is organised into four sections:  Support for You as a Parent or Carer; Supporting Your Child’s Well-being; Welfare and Financial Advice; Government – Local and National.

 

Support for You as a Parent or Carer

 

Dad-Info

Information on pregnancy, birth and babies; work, money and law; relationships, parenting and separation from a fathers' perspective.

http://www.dad.info/

 

Family Lives

Parenting and family support

Telephone helpline: 0808 800 2222

http://familylives.org.uk/

 

Fatherhood Information Centre

National Information Centre on fatherhood

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

 

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society supports the parents and carers of children who have a confirmed diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.

http://www.autism.org.uk/

 

Lighthouse (Domestic Abuse)

Lighthouse (formerly Ipswich Women’s Aid) provides a 24-hour helpline (answer phone may operate at times).  Advice, support and/or temporary accommodation for women (and their children) experiencing abuse in their personal or family relationships.

Tel. No: 01473 745111

http://www.lighthousewa.org.uk/

 

Suffolk Family Carers

Help with information, support and advocacy

http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org

 

Supporting Your Child’s Well-being

 

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice

www.ceop.gov.uk

 

NSPCC

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Telephone: 0800 800 5000

www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Parent Info

Advice on a wide range of issues including digital, sex and relationships, health and well-being, family life and education.

http://parentinfo.org/articles/all

 

Relate – The Relationship People

Advice on family life and parenting

http://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-family-life-and-parenting

 

Suffolk Mental Health

Mental Health Services for Children and Young People in Suffolk

http://www.nsft.nhs.uk/Our-services/Pages/Community-Youth-Mental-Health-Team.aspx

 

Suffolk Mind Mental Health Directory

Suffolk Mental Health Directory provides information for anyone who wants to know what services exist to help someone improve their mental health and wellbeing.

http://directory.suffolkmind.org.uk/

 

Young Minds

A UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents

 

Welfare and Financial Advice

 

Ipswich and District Citizens Advice Bureau

Ipswich and District Citizens Advice Bureau information, advice and advocacy service. Offering specialist help in the areas of Debt, Employment and Welfare Benefits.

http://www.citizensadviceipswich.org.uk

 

Sixth Form Bursary

In September 2011 a new system of financial support for sixth form students was introduced, designed to target those students most in need of financial support in post-16 education. Funds are distributed directly to schools and colleges. For more information about the scheme, download the letter and application form below. Application forms and accompanying evidence should be submitted at the beginning of the Autumn term.

16 - 19 Bursary Letter, July 2017

16 - 19 Application Form, July 2017

 

Suffolk County Council - Children, Families and Learning

Provides information, advice and assistance for families, children and young people aged 0-19 years

www.suffolk.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/EarlyEducationAndChildcare/AboutUs/SuffolkFamiliesInformationService.htm

 

Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits

Information about Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits

www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits

 

Government – Local and National

 

Community Services Directory

Community Services Directory with details of local clubs, activities, organisations and services

www.suffolk.gov.uk/infolink

 

Ipswich Borough Council

Ipswich Borough Council website

www.ipswich.gov.uk

 

Public Services Information

A wide range of public services information

www.direct.gov.uk

 

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council website

www.suffolkcc.gov.uk

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