We recognise the family plays a key role in influencing children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing; we will work in partnership with parents and carers to promote emotional health and wellbeing by:
Ensuring all parents are aware of and have access to promoting social and emotional wellbeing and preventing mental health problems;
Highlighting sources of information and support about common mental health issues through our communication channels (website, newsletters etc.);
Offering support to help parents or carers develop their parenting skills. This may involve providing information or offering small, group-based programmes run by community nurses (such as school nurses and health visitors) or other appropriately trained health or education practitioners; and
Ensuring parents, carers and other family members living in disadvantaged circumstances are given the support they need to participate fully in activities to promote social and emotional wellbeing. This will include support to participate in any parenting sessions, by offering a range of times for the sessions or providing help with transport and childcare. We recognise this might involve liaison with family support agencies.
We have an open-door policy which means we want families to feel they can come and talk to us about anything. Our Pastoral teams across the Trust are highly trained and knowledgeable and can signpost families to the support they need.