Support, useful contacts and information for parents
Cost of Living Crisis
As an academy we work very closely with The Trussell Trust foodbank to help support families in need. If you are needing additional support at any time please contact us and we can help with referral to the foodbank.
For more information about the foodbank click here: The Trussell Trust – Stop UK Hunger
Wakefield Families Together
Wakefield Families Together brings services together, so that it’s easier for you to find and access the support you need, at the earliest opportunity.
We want children, young people, and families to tell us they are happy, healthy, and safe. Wakefield Families Together are about working on your behalf so that if you have a concern about your child or family member, you only need to have one conversation with us, and we can direct you to the right support. You can access this support through your child’s school, family hub, or in the local community.
To help us localise how we work with families across the Wakefield district, we have grouped our teams and partner organisations into six community ‘cluster’ areas, with nine family hubs and three Youth Hubs. You can find your local Family Hub or Youth on the Wakefield Families Together website here: Family Hubs – Wakefield Families Together and here: Youth Hubs – Wakefield Families Together
Everyone needs help and support at some point in their life. So, when you do and find it hard to deal with a difficult situation, or have worries around family relationships, behaviour, school attendance, emotional and mental health, domestic abuse, parental conflict, housing issues, or employment and debt problems, Family Hubs can help direct to the right people and services.
Sometimes the concerns you have may need a group of professionals to come together to build a package of support with you and other family members so that we have the right expertise to help the whole family. Find out more about the Team Around the School model here: The ‘Team Around’ approach – Wakefield Families Together
Wakefield Parent Carer Forum
They are based in Castleford (near the Hut) and run lots of activities/workshops for both parents and children!
Visit the website to check what they have on at the moment: Wakefield Parent Carer Forum (wakefieldparentcarers.co.uk)
Online courses available online for parents