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Lunsford

Primary School

Lunsford: A Journey of Success and Excellence

Family Liaison Officer

Family Liaison Officer (FLO) - Mrs Amy Taylor

Email addressfflo@lunsford.kent.sch.uk

Phone number - 07552 045390

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

I’d like to introduce myself as the Family Liaison Officer for Lunsford Primary School.

 

My role will be to promote the wellbeing and education of the children who attend this school, and in the process provide support and understanding to their families, as well as liaison between them and the school.

 

Communication is key, and I encourage both you and your children to talk to me about any subject that may be causing concern, and I will endeavour to provide support, advice and guidance where possible.

 

You are welcome to speak to me in person or over the phone, or even just send me an email or text message.  I will be the friendly face, the ear to listen and the shoulder to cry on.  Along with the entire staff at Lunsford Primary School I would like you and your children to see the school as a safe and friendly environment, not only to learn and grow, but to share concerns and receive appropriate support.

 

I have 18 years’ experience in child and adult safeguarding, and public protection.  However, I do not purport to know everything, and will always liaise with or refer to more experienced colleagues and partner agencies when needed, to ensure you are provided with the best and most appropriate advice and support.

 

The support I am able to assist with:

  • Signposting to local organisations, local charities and partner agencies
  • Strategies to manage children’s behaviour
  • Support with family breakdowns
  • Support for families in meetings with the school
  • Help with attendance and punctuality
  • Bereavement support
  • Early Help assessments/referrals
  • School health referrals for emotional and wellbeing support 

 

Additionally, I will regularly update the school website with links and contact details to support services that may be of assistance.

My current FLO working day is Tuesday, please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.  Alternatively, please contact me on the email address or on my mobile phone below .

 

My email address is fflo@lunsford.kent.sch.uk and my contact phone number is 07552 045390.  Please feel free to contact me by phone call, text message, WhatsApp and/or email.  If I am unavailable at the time, I will endeavour to respond as soon as I am able.

 

Should you need to speak to someone during the rest of the week when I am unavailable, please contact

Mr Anscombe (Head Teacher), Mrs Lomax (Deputy Head Teacher) or Mrs Davies (SENCO).

 

I look forward to working for you all.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Amy

 

Useful information & links to support resources:

 

The below information is to provide quick access to public services and charities who may be able to support you, your child and your family and will be updated from time to time with new or additional resources.

Should you or anyone you know have safeguarding concerns for a child or family then you should report it to Children's Integrated Services on 03000 41 11 11, the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or Childline on 0800 1111.

 

If you or someone else is risk of imminent harm or a crime is being committed then you should call Kent Police on 999, and for non-emergencies call 101.

 

FAMILY SUPPORT

 

Food Banks – The Trussel Trust - https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/ - food banks, food vouchers and food parcels

 

Free School Meals - https://solutions.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=eb38fe5bd80646334b9ec2592&id=b5aa129d6a&e=33cd9e3d53

 

Parent Kind - Advice and support for you and your child with their education - https://www.parentkind.org.uk/

 

Children's Centres - https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/childrens-centres

- Woodlands Children's Centre - Woodlands Childrens Centre, Chapman Way, East Malling, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6SD

- Snodland Youth and Children's Centre - Holmesdale School Site, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5JG

- Burham Children's Centre - Burham Children's Centre, Bell Lane, Burham, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3SY

- West Borough Children's Centre - Greenway (off Queens Road), Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8TL

- Howard de Walden Children's Centre - Bluett Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2UG

- Eastborough Children's Centre - Vinters Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5DX

- Sunshine Children's Centre - Stagshaw Close, Postley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6TL

- Greenfields Children's Centre - Rutland Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8DR

- The Meadow Children's Centre - Furfield Close, Park Wood, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9JR

 

Family Lives - https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice - 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 - 0808 800 2222, email askus@familylives.org.uk

 

Citizen’s Advice Bureau - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ - benefits, work, debt, housing, law and courts, immigration and health

 

Housing – Kent Home Choice https://www.kenthomechoice.org.uk/choice/content.aspx?pageid=1

 

KCC Housing - https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/care-and-support/housing-and-care-homes

 

West Kent Housing - https://www.westkent.org/about-us/

 

Golding Homes - https://www.goldinghomes.org.uk/about-us

 

CAFCASS – Legal matters regarding children when parents separate/divorce - https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

 

CHILDREN'S MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

 

ELSA - Emotional Literacy Support Assistants - https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/

 

NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

KOOTH - https://www.kooth.com/ - online mental wellbeing community; free, safe and anonymous support

 

Kent Resilience Hub - https://kentresiliencehub.org.uk/ - Supporting young people to cope better with the pressures of everyday life

 

Mood Spark - https://moodspark.org.uk/ - young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough

 

Counselling - https://www.fegans.org.uk/ and https://spurgeons.org/

 

School Health - https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/school-health/primary-school-aged-four-to-11/

 

ERIC - https://www.eric.org.uk/ - Children’s Bowel and Bladder charity

 

CYMPHS/NELFT - Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services/North East London NHS Foundation Trust - https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-kent-medway

 

Dandelion Time - https://dandeliontime.org.uk/  - Dandelion Time gives children and families time and space to love and trust again, time to heal from emotional trauma and abuse, time to rebuild confidence and strengthen relationships, and time to develop skills and aspirations for a brighter future - families take part in practical farm and craft activities in which they engage with the natural world and processes, bringing therapeutic and developmental benefits whilst families enjoy being together in a relaxed supportive environment

 

CHILD SAFEGUARDING

 

Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/ - call 0800 1111

 

Hollie Guard – Personal safety app for your/your children’s phone - https://hollieguard.com/

 

Project Salus - https://salusgroup.org.uk/ - 01303 817470

 

KCC Children’s Integrated Services (Early Help & Social Services) - Central Referral Unit (Front Door) - 03000 41 11 11

 

EARLY HELP (West Kent)

 

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

 

Holding On Letting Go - https://holdingonlettinggo.org.uk/

 

Slide Away - https://www.slideaway.org/

 

Winston’s Wish - supports bereaved children, young people, their families and the professionals who support them  - https://www.winstonswish.org/about-us/

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE

 

NCDV – National Centre for Domestic Violence - https://www.ncdv.org.uk/

  • Call 0800 970 2070
  • Text NCDV to 60777
  • Email office@ncdv.org.uk
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence Emergency Legal Protection

 

Live Well Kent  - https://livewellkent.org.uk/service/domestic-abuse/ (Choices) - 0800 917 9948

 

Domestic Abuse Services in Kent  - https://www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk/

  • Call 0808 168 9111

 

Rising Sun  - http://www.risingsunkent.com/

  • Service for both parents and children

 

GALOP – Support for the LGBT+  community - https://galop.org.uk/

 

The Freedom Programme - https://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk/ email - help@freedomprogramme.co.uk and phone 01942 262 270

 

Mankind - https://www.mankind.org.uk/ - DA support for men - 01823 334244

 

Respect (for DA perpetrators) - https://respectphoneline.org.uk/ - 0808 802 4040

 

 

CRIME

 

Kent Policehttps://www.kent.police.uk/ - 999 in emergencies OR talk to one of the 101 operators at www.kent.police.uk/contact

 

Victim Support - https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ or call 0808 168 9111

 

 

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