Early Help Offer
At Holy Souls School, we recognise the challenges that families face in day-to-day life. There may be times when you need extra help and support. If this is the case, our door is always open for you to come and talk to us.
Early Help is a pathway to supporting you and your child when they may need further support or guidance. Providing early help to our pupils and families means we can improve outcomes for children, families, and communities, providing support as soon as a problem emerges.
In order to support in the right way, we work with you to identify what are you worried about, what is working well and what needs to happen. The information you share with us might be used to form a ‘family plan’, this will help us to identify what the needs are and the best way support you and your child appropriately.
Early Help can support children and their families in many different ways. Some examples are:
- Parenting and behaviour support.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Children who are caring for a family member.
- Children who may not want to attend school.
- Children who have special educational needs (SEND).
- Financial/housing issues.
- Children with parents/carers misusing drugs or alcohol.
- Domestic Abuse support.
- Mental Health support.
School can offer support as the first port of call, or referrals to outside agencies can be made if needed.
If you feel that your child or family require further support, please do not hesitate to contact school and ask for Mrs Brown who will go through the Early Help Assessment with you.
Websites you may find useful:
- The Waiting Room – Birmingham’s directory for services and support.
- From Birmingham with Love
- Aquarius - Alcohol advice centre
- Cruse Bereavement Support
- Edward's Turst Bereavement Support
- Citizens Advice
- NSPCC - Counselling for children
- BSWA - Domestic violence support
- Willow Counselling Services - General counselling
- Relate Birmingham - Marriage and relationship counselling
- Oasis Mental Health Support - Mental health support in Solihull borough
- Forward Thinking Birmingham - Mental health partnership, for 0-25 year olds
- Spurgeons - Young carers advice