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Family Support Worker

 

Mrs Morton is our Family Support Worker in school, 

  

Mrs Morton's role in school is to provide support, advice and information to the families within our school community. She can help you with any worries you may have in relation to your child’s education, behaviour and well-being, and is also here as someone to talk to for our Saltersgate grown-ups too, should you need it. 

  

Advice and support is confidential, and non-judgmental, although Mrs Morton may not have all the answers, she will always try her best to help you find them whilst guiding you in a positive direction. 

  

Mrs Morton's role involves building positive relationships with your children, and maintaining them throughout their infant school years, ensuring they always have a consistent ‘go to’ person to share anything they are worried about, their achievements, or to share the fun they had at the weekend! 

  

As a Family Support Worker, Mrs Morton may visit your family home as a welfare visit for absent children or to provide more bespoke family support. This is again, not to be intrusive, or judgmental, and it is purely to see how your child and your family are – Because here at Saltersgate, we care. 

  

As a school, we feel that being together as a community is important; for parents to have those positive relationships, not only with Mrs Morton, our Family Support Worker, but with other parents in school, someone to chat to, or sometimes just to listen to, so keep a look out for coffee mornings and parent workshops as Mrs Morton will be organising these throughout the year.   

 

If you would like to contact Mrs Morton, she is based in the front office in the main school entrance. She will also be around on the playground most days at drop off or pick up times. You can also contact Mrs Morton on 01302 784429 or emailing Familysupport@Saltersgate-inf.doncaster.sch.uk

Useful links

 

https://www.doncasterchildrenstrust.co.uk/how-we-work-you/early-help

Early Help is a way of thinking and working together as services with families that have additional or more complex needs. Early Help can prevent problems from getting worse by providing support to families when a need is identified or as soon as a problem emerges.

 

https://solihullapproachparenting.com/online-courses-for-parents/  

Across the UK and internationally, the Solihull Approach supports mental health and wellbeing in parents, children, schools, older adults and high stress workplaces through an evidence based model in trainings, online courses and resources.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/services-near-you/

Find your nearest NHS services, including pharmacies, GPs, and A&E

 

https://www.autism.org.uk/directory/l/little-rainbows-autism-group

Little Rainbows is a voluntary group providing support to the families of young children affected by Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the Doncaster Area. 

 

https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/

Find advice on all aspects of family life from bonding with your new baby, dealing with tantrums, positive discipline, bullying, communicating with teens and divorce and separation. 

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/

Parenting tips for all stages of your child's life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations.

 

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Information pages containing a wealth of regularly updated guidance, signposting and general information for all single parents on all aspects of single parent life.

 

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/crime-anti-social-behaviour-nuisance/domestic-abuse-support

Support for victims of domestic abuse, children and young people, people who are abusive and information to help those you are worried about.

 

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/families-information-service-fis

Families Information Service provides information, advice and guidance for parents, carers, practitioners, children and young people on a wide range of services and activities/events available in Doncaster and beyond.

 

https://www.rdash.nhs.uk/services/our-services/adult-mental-health-services/

Adult Mental Health Services provide inpatient and community support in Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire.

 

https://hubofhope.co.uk/

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time. 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/start4life

Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood

 

https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/   

High quality information and advice to deal with most sleep issues.

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