Family Link Support
Louise Charlton and Sarah Lewis are Fair Furlong's Family Link Workers. They are here to link with families to support with any worries or issues parents/ carers or pupils may have.
Our Family Link workers can work with you on things like;
- Support in encouraging positive behaviour
- Target any worries you have
- Support families who are experiencing/ concerned about others suffering from domestic abuse
- Link with the Inclusion Lead
- Fill in forms
- Help with friendships in school
- Or when you feel like things just aren’t quite going the right way
Their door is always open. You can contact our Family Link Workers via the Fair Furlong Primary School Facebook group, by calling 01173772181, sending a text 07784367562, or an email firstname.lastname@example.org (‘for the attention of Family Link Worker’).
Please see document below from the Families in Focus City Wide Bulletin containing a huge amount of information about activities, information and support for families, parent/carers and young people.
We have Facebook group – 'Fair Furlong Primary School'. You can use the group to contact us as well as text, telephone and e-mail. You are able to send us a message to the group – where it will not be publicly viewed. You can use this as a means of telling us if your child/children are poorly, changing contact details or to confidentially contact our Family Link team.
Advice and support please click on the headings for website link.
First Response – Are you a parent/carer who needs support with a difficult issue, from your child’s behaviour to a problem related to domestic violence? Are you a young person who needs to talk to someone about things that are worrying you?
The following websites provide practical advice and tips on everything from family life, home schooling, working from home with your kids and supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus.
Please use the links below to access this information -
Child Line – You can go here to play games, have a go at their activities, talk to someone about some of your problems you can't sort out yourself.
NSPCC - Keeping children safe from abuse.
Bristol Wellbeing Therapies - Bristol Wellbeing Therapies (BWT) is the gateway into Bristol's NHS funded primary care service. BWT conduct all the assessments into this free and confidential service. Therapies are provided by a range of different providers for adults of all ages. The current wait for assessment is around a month. They can be booked by calling 0117 9823209.
BAVA (Bristol Against Violence and Abuse) – Information on different forms of violence and abuse (e.g physical violence from a partner or relation, sexual abuse, female genital mutilation). There is also information on how to help others and how to raise awareness of violence and abuse.
Next link - Support service for women's mental health and for victims of domestic abuse, rape and sexual abuse
Mankind Initiative - This is a confidential helpline available for male victims of domestic violence across the UK. We support men suffering domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same sex partners). This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults. https://www.mankind.org.uk/ Telephone Number: 01823 334244 Weekdays 10am to 4 pm.
Fitness and health
Alive 'N' Kicking - Children’s lifestyle weight management service
Food- a fact for life – This is a website where you can find out all about healthy living. It provides some good ideas of what to include in a lunch box
Change 4 life – Ideas of how to make your family life a little more healthy.
Healthy Teeth – How to keep your teeth healthy.
ERIC - ERIC can give advice and support if your child is suffering with bowel or bladder difficulties.
Drugs and Alcohol
Hawkspring – To support with drug and alcohol recovery.
Smoke Free Bristol - Are you ready to quit? Support to stop is how they can help.
BDP (Bristol Drugs Project) – Support around drug and alcohol addition, for you or someone close to you
Mental Health and Emotional-Welling
Kooth - Free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged 11-25.
Off the Record - Free and confidential mental health support and information for young people aged 11-25.
Mind Ed - MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
Cruse Bereavement – Cruse Bereavement Care is there to support you after the death of someone close.
Winston's Wish - Support and advice for bereaved children.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Supportive Parents - Support for parents, children and young people about SEND
Findability - Information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and their families.
Hate Crime - Help and Support
Below are links to organisations who offer help and support for Hate Crime victims
Educate against Hate
This website gives parents practical advice and information on protecting children against radicalisation and extremism
Healthy Start Vouchers
Worth £3.10 (£4.15 from April 2021)
Fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables
Fresh, dried and tinned pulses
Infant formula milk.
A pregnant woman under 18
At least 10 weeks pregnant and in receipt of certain benefits
Have a child under 4 and are in receipt of certain benefits.