Parental Support

Being a parent is not always easy. You are not alone if you find it difficult sometimes. Below are links to support services who may be able to support you and your family. 

BEHAVIOUR

Parenting 0-19 years:

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A range of sessions and courses delivered by the Parenting Team (Age 0-19)

School Health:

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Helping parents understand their child’s emotional health and wellbeing in order to support child welfare and promote change (Age 4-19)

CLASS+:

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They can provide advice and support for parent in managing and responding to their child’s behaviours. Further information can be found on their Facebook page (Age 5-16)
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CHILDREN'S EMOTIONAL HEALTH:

Parenting 0 -19 years

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A range of sessions and courses delivered by the Parenting Team

I-Rock drop in

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i-Rock can offer young people advice and support on emotional and mental wellbeing, jobs, education and housing

Text your school nurse

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Text your school nurse is a local service– If you need to speak to someone now, text our confidential text messaging service for parents and carers of children aged five to 19 years and also young people aged from 11 to 19 years. Text your school nurse: 07507 332473
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COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

CITES:

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Advice and information on how to support language and communication (Age 0-16 years and 16-19 years in full time education who meet our referral criteria)

CLASS+:

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They support parents/carers of children and young people between the ages of 5-16 who may have social communication difficulties. Advice is given on home-based concerns. Parents can also get in touch with CLASS+ via their advice line

Early Communication Support Workers:

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ECSWs work within the Health Visiting service who can support families with children who have impoverished language through a range of interventions: Toddler Talks; Language through Play and Bookstart Corner.(Age 0-starting school) Referral through the Health Visiting team
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COUNSELLING SERVICES:

e-motion - East Sussex:

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A free online counselling project for young people aged 12-18 years who live in East Sussex and have access to a computer or smart phone.

Fegans:

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Fegans provide a full range of professional counselling services.
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DIFFICULT EXPERIENCES (ADVERSITY):

Boing Boing:

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A charity promoting resilience in childhood (All age)

Fellowship of St Nicholas:

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Dragonflies Bereavement Support (Age 5-18)

Winston's Wish

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A childhood bereavement charity that offers a wide range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children and their families

The Seahorse Project:

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Bereavement support for 6-17 year olds
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Domestic Abuse

Refuge

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Refuge is a domestic violence outreach service for East Sussex

Lotus Domestic Abuse Programme

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The programme helps women to draw on and recognise their own strengths and community support, helping them to identify early warning signs and break the cycle of abuse. If you are looking for support for yourself, please phone/text 07505 426118 to arrange a friendly, sensitive and confidential chat.

Victim Support Sussex

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Supports victims to cope with the effects of crime, including support through criminal procedures- 0808 168 9274. Lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
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EATING:

Children’s Integrated Therapy & Equipment Service (CITES):

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Advice and information on eating and drinking difficulties and sensory strategies (Age 0-16 years and 16-19 years in full time education who meet our referral criteria)

Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young (HENRY):

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An intervention facilitated by Community Nursery Nurses for parents focusing on healthy eating, exercise and parenting (Age 0-starting school) Referral through the Health Visiting team

The Sussex Partnership Trust Family Eating Disorder Service (FEDS):

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This service will support referrals and assessment for eating disorders. A referral can be made by a young person, a parent/carer, a GP, schools, paediatricians and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). (Age 0-18)
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ENGAGEMENT IN NURSERY/SCHOOL/COLLEGE:

Health Visiting:

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Information and signposting to Early Years settings at 1yr and 27mth Healthy Child Programme reviews. Integrated progress review with Early Years setting between 24 and 36 months can highlight a child’s developmental needs. (Age 0-starting school) Referral through the Health Visiting team

Early Help Keywork:

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A Keyworker can help families and young people to overcome difficulties and make positive changes

The Sussex Partnership Trust Family Eating Disorder Service (FEDS):

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This service will support referrals and assessment for eating disorders. A referral can be made by a young person, a parent/carer, a GP, schools, paediatricians and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). (Age 0-18
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FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

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Citizens Advice

That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
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StepChange:

Free online debt advice.
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GOV.UK

Government Cost of Living Factsheet:
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Food:

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Hailsham Foodbank

Helping Local People In Crisis
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Hailsham Community Hub:

The Community Fridge is based at the Hailsham East Community and Children’s Centre and open on weekdays 10am-4pm.
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​GENDER IDENTITY:

I-Rock drop in:

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I-Rock can offer young people advice and support on emotional and mental wellbeing, jobs, education and housing.

School Health Webinar:

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Introducing strategies for parents who parent anxious/worried children.

LGBTQ youth group:

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Some People is a social and support group for young people aged 14 - 19 years who identify as LGBT or questioning their sexuality and/or gender. email: somepeople@eastsussex.gov.uk
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HEALTH CONDITIONS:

Healthy Child Programme:

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Reviews using Ages and Stages questionnaire (Age 0-starting school) Referral through the Health Visiting team

ISEND Early Years Service

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Offer advice, intervention, signposting or assessment if there are concerns about an aspect of a child’s development that cannot be met by an early years setting by themselves. In addition, they provide close working with Health services and may provide an early years setting with additional funding to support a child’s medical need (Early Years Inclusion Support Fund) (Age 0-starting school) Email: eys@eastsussex.gov.uk Call: 01273 33527070

CITES

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Advice and information on a wide range of developmental conditions (Age 0-16 years and 16-19 years in full time education who meet our referral criteria)
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Housing

Wealden District Council

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Wealden District Council provides services such as housing, council tax, refuse collection, licensing, environment, business rates and planning
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Mental Health Support Teams Videos

MHST Parent/Carer Webinar: Fears and Phobias in Children and Young People

MHST Parent/Carer Webinar: Supporting children and Young People with sleep and healthy eating

MHST Parent/Carer Webinar: Supporting Children and Young People with Anxiety

MHST Parent/Carer Webinar: Supporting Children and Young People with Low Mood

OFFENDING BEHAVIOUR:

Know Knives:

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Mentoring available for young people at risk of exploitation or involved or suspected of being involved of carrying weapons. Age: Mentoring referrals are 10-17 years Refer via email: kNOwknives@eastsussex,gov.uk
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SENSORY RESPONSES:

The Amaze DLA/PIP Project:

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Offers help in claiming disability benefits that can help pay for items that ease or don’t trigger sensory issues (Age 0-25)

CITES:

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Advice and information on how to enable children to regulate their alertness to a ‘just right’ level. (Aged 0-16 years and 16-19 years in full time education who meet our referral criteria

CLASS+:

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They provide advice and support to parents for children who may be experiencing sensory difficulties. CLASS+ offer parent ‘Coffee Mornings’ where specific guidance and advice are given around sensory difficulties. Further information can be found on our Facebook page.
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SEXUALISED BEHAVIOUR:

The NSPCC website:

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Has a lot of useful resources around sexual behaviour in children and young people. (All ages)

The SWIFT Specialist Family Service in East Sussex:

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Offers help for families who need support dealing with drug or alcohol abuse, mental health, learning disabilities, domestic abuse, sexual risk or parenting

Parents Protect – website

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To help parents and carers protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation (All ages)
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SLEEP:

Community Nursery Nurses:

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Can offer a sleep workshop / 1:1 sleep support (Age 0-starting school) Referral through the Health Visiting team

Parenting 0-19 years:

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A range of sessions and courses delivered by the Parenting Team

School Health Webinar

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Introducing strategies for parents who parent children with sleep difficulties. Engagement with this offer is a requirement if seeking a referral to hospital specialist.
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TOILETING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE:

Community Nursery Nurses:

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Can offer 1:1 Toilet Training support for under 5s (Age 0-starting school) Referral through the Health Visiting team

ERIC: The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity

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Offer advice on their website
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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Welfare
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gietzen
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Safeguarding Strategic Lead / Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss N Squires
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine,  Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Mrs Naomi Jn. Charles

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