Our Work with Schools and Professionals

We work with Schools

Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG)

As part of the Staffordshire County Council contract for family support, we have been awarded additional funding to work with 200 families who have children in East Staffordshire schools. Our Family Support Workers offer home based and school support for students identified as having emotional issues, attendance and / or behaviour issues, worries at home or any other concern having an impact on their education.

We have our Family Hub, located on the Linnell Site of Abbot Beyne School, enhancing our partnership working with the educational sector. As part of our Lottery funded “Thinking Differently” programme we have designed our own community garden on site, and will be facilitating sessions, specifically for schools to refer to, offering students who need some “time out” of the classroom to help out in the garden. More information will follow

 

               

We work with Professionals

Outreach Support

Any parent who has a 0-19 year old child and identified needs for low level family support (Tier 2) can access our Outreach Service. We visit the family in their home to provide one to one help with improving home life and outcomes for children. This service provides a range of activities focused on developing house-keeping, money management and parenting skills; developing confidence, aspiration and reducing isolation; accessing education, employment, training and volunteering opportunities; and supporting families to access other relevant services.

Sessions

We offer Harvey Girls sessions aimed at mums with children under the age of 5, and Dads4Dads groups, aimed at dads and their children, delivering a range of activities aimed at improving parenting and life skills. Groups are based on peer support and incorporate Parenting and Life skills and emotional support as well as practical support on a range of issues such as accessing funding, benefits and accommodation. They also promote healthy lifestyle choices including sexual health and contraception advice, diet and menu choices as well as providing a balanced meal and practical skills based sessions.

Children attend and are supported by a Play Worker to engage in activities aimed at improving their development and social skills (linked to EYFS milestones).

See Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads tab for more info

Making a referral

Anyone can make a referral into our service. We use a standard referral form which you can complete with the family. Download the referral form here (this can also be used for families to make self-referrals) and send it to: support@harveygirls.co.uk

Contact 01283 533449 for more information.