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Support for Families



Christchurch Foodbank link
St Josephs Church  07587 371088

NHS 111 Online
Get medical help near you. Answers questions about your main symptoms. Find out when and where to get help. Be contacted by a nurse, if needed.

Welfare & EmploymentWelfare and Employment ( Whether you are looking for financial assistance, advocacy services, considering career options, or concerned about managing your money, you can find services that offer information, advice and assistance on issues such as housing, state benefits, and legal problems.

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.   Text Shout to 85258

Coronavirus: Helpful tips on how you might answer questions from children

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health  – suggestions of activities and strategies that may help – for parents and young people

You First Domestic Abuse Service – You First is the county integrated domestic violence and abuse service providing free and discreet support, advice and refuge to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence.  They offer individual and group support, refuge provision and safe houses and work with women and men who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  The refuge provision is for women and children and there are safe houses where they are able to accommodate men whether on their own or with children.  Please note that all referrals are assessed at the first point of contact and space within the refuges and safe houses are limited.  For all enquiries. including referral queries please call their free helpline on 0800 032 5204.   It’s important that you feel comfortable seeking help if you or your family are not safe.  You First can be reached by phone or email and will never do anything to compromise your safety or make you feel vulnerable. Contact them either by phone on the above number or email .

Safeguarding and Child Protection and our School,   Children and young people have a fundamental right to be protected from harm, families have a right to expect schools to provide a safe secure environment, click here to view our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
If you have any safeguarding concerns about either your child or another child please talk to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Pope, or in his absence our Deputy DSL’s Mrs Shale or Mrs Allkins or another senior member of staff. Alternatively you can contact: The Children’s Services First Response Hub on 01202 123334 email:

Further information on safeguarding can be found here on our safeguarding page.

Statutory Testing Information – If parents would like more information regarding tests at the end of Year 2 (ie. Key Stage 1) have now provided a video and information leaflet.  Please go to to view this.

Family Hub at Somerford/BCP FID – The Family Hub at Somerford (previously called Somerford Children’s Centre) is one of six centrally located Hubs providing early help services and support for families living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  Family Hub at Somerford (

Family Information Service  can provide help with a wide range of matters relating to family life.  If you’re a parent, grandparent or carer follow this link for more information Family Information Service – BCP Council

Pupil Premium – to find more information about pupil premium and funding, which includes free school meals and assistance toward school uniform please click here.

Tips for Separated Parents Leaflet
Leaflet on Anxiety
Leaflet for Parents of Teenagers

Boys will be Brilliant Leaflet

Lets Talk About Mental Health Leaflet