I’m Deborah Wright, the Family Support Mentor here at Seven Stars School. My role is to support parents and carers to ensure that their children can fully engage with learning. We want your children to have a positive, enriching time at Seven Stars in order to reach their full potential.

I work closely with all staff in school, always with the individual child’s interest at the heart of my support. In school I am part of the Safeguarding Team, I work with outside agencies to support you or your child, offering a comprehensive and confidential service to families who are experiencing change or just need that little bit extra help to get them through the difficult time. Sometimes my role is just to give a ‘listening ear’, and having a good knowledge of what is out there for parents in this area, I can point them in the right direction.

Listed below are some areas in which I can offer support:

  • Friendship
  • Attendance
  • Family circumstances affecting your child
  • Bereavement
  • Housing
  • Health Concerns
  • Debt
  • Or just a ‘listening ear’

Within my role I would like to involve parents within the school community. I will be organising a coffee morning to give parents the opportunity to meet other parents and also to look at ways in which they can share school life with their children. Don’t panic I won’t make you sign up to things you’re not happy doing!!! This would be a good way in which you can share ideas with me about the kind of workshops/groups which would benefit parents and families.

You can see me in the playground at the start or end of the day for an informal chat or to make an appointment. I appreciate that often during difficult times it is hard to come into school so if needed I will do home visits.

Here at Seven Stars we believe in a nurturing and holistic approach and we understand the importance of working together with families for the best possible outcome of the child.

SUPPORT LINKS

 

We all need help from time to time. Below are some links to web-sites that can put you in touch with people who can really help:

DEBT ADVICE

Step Change debt advice

CAP debt advice

Financial support Lancashire

During the coronavirus pandemic, any resident in the Lancashire County Council area with significant financial difficulties who has been unable to sort out their benefit problems, can email wrscovid@lancashire.gov.uk with their query. Please note this is a temporary service offer which could be restricted or extended at any time, subject to demand. 

SUPPORT WITH FOOD AND SERVICES (for those who need a bit of help at this time)

Leyland Community Network

South Ribble Community Hub

HOUSING SUPPORT

Progress Housing Leyland

Key support

PARENTING SUPPORT

Action for Children parenting support

NSPCC parenting support

WELL-BEING & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Mental Health support in Lancashire

Young Minds

Key Support

Confidential (free) support for adults with alcohol, drugs, mental health:

We Are With You support site  (formerly Addaction)

INTERNET SAFETY (helping parents keep children safe on-line)

Internet Safety Thinkuknow

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Help with Domestic Violence

Safer Lancashire

Nest Lancashire support

FAMILY CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Key Support

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Stride (bereavement support for children)

NEST support

Winston's Wish (for grieving children)

Cruse bereavement support for adults