Support for Families
We are fortunate at St Peter’s to have Ms Skuse, our Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Grainger, our Family Support Worker, who provide additional support for our parents as well as our children.
We have a range of support available for families from nurturing parenting programmes, FAB (Families are Brilliant) Friday coffee group and infant and children first aid.
We have previously ran really successful Nurture Parenting Programme which runs for 12 weeks and can provide parents/carers with a toolbox of ideas for managing children's behaviour. Over the weeks we come up with ideas to try at home for the whole family.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have not been able to offer face to face course however there are still many online parent courses available. Please see the Parent and Carer section below to see what Parental Support is currently available.
Please click here for a copy of our Behaviour Policy.
Please click here for a copy of the letter sent home to families about using accessible parking spaces in the school car park.
Parent and Carers
Our FAB (Families are Brilliant) Friday morning coffee group is currently unable to run. Although we hope it will resume in the POD from September. (Please look out for more information about this in Term 1.)
Currently we are running a Virtual Coffee Group on Friday afternoons 2-3pm, this is through your child Microsoft Teams account. This group is a great way to meet and chat with other parents, carers and grandparents. If you are interested in joining our virtual coffee group please contact Mrs Grainger, Family Support Worker, via the school office so you can be added to the group.
Previously parents/carers who have attend our FAB (Families are Brilliant) have completed a Paediatric First Aid Course with Bishopsworth Childrens Centre delivered by their Learning Community Team. This is something the school hopes to be able to offer again, but in the mean time, take a look at their website to see what support they are currently offering. Alternatively check out their Facebook page
We also work closely with St Peters Church and SPARCS and offer help and support on a number of challenges many of our families face.
PARENT sURVEY 2021
We are keen to know how you feel about St Peter's. Please take the time to complete this short survey. Survey will be open until Friday 25th October.
Parent Survey 2021
Due to Covid19 restrictions many events and activities have had to be postponed. Please click the following links below to see what parenting courses and support is currently available.
New parent/carer Local activities and meet ups
Offer free online Positive Parenting course for parents and carers of primary-aged children in Bristol.
NEW COURSES STARTING THIS JANUARY
Positive Parenting (Triple P): online (zoom), evening or daytime courses, starts 19th and 21st January. 8 groups sessions, 2 1:1 sessions. Find out more here: https://wider-world.org.uk/parent-support. Sign up or make a referral using the following link: https://forms.gle/G9BXYT4LThnmaUz66
Growing Healthy Eating Habits: an online course (zoom) for parents providing information and guidance to help them ensure their children develop healthy eating habits. Topics include meal-planning, nutrition, mealtimes, food labelling and more. It starts as soon as have enough parents signed up. Refer or sign up using the following link: https://forms.gle/1A8w2y91XuXFJYch6.
Previously we have been able to offer a variety of local adult learning course, however due to COVID-19 restrictions many opportunities have been cancelled or postponed. Please be patient as we await confirmation of local courses, dates and availability.
In the community:
- Healthy eating,
- Eating disorder awareness,
- Helping children with sleep and
- Continence in children and young children.
To book click on the icon of the webinar you are interested in.
At St Peters:
In partnership with the Learning Communities Team, we listen to parents/carers thoughts and organise courses to suit.
In previous years one of the most popular courses is healthy cooking. Parents/carers were able to research recipes, planned, prepped and cook!
Their children were invited along at the end of each session to taste their parent’s scrumptious dishes.
Some of their delicious food was sold in school at our events, e.g. Winter Wonderland.
Here our some of our Happy cooks!
Hawkspring - drug and Alcohol Support
Off the Record - mental health support for young people aged 11-25 years.
Winstons Wish - are offering bereaved children a monthly drop in session within Bristol. However drop in sessions are currently suspended due to COVID-19
- Drop-in session: Second Wednesday of every month, 2.00 – 4.00pm, Off The Record, 8-10 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
- Young Grief: First Thursday of every month, 5.00 – 7.00pm. Off The Record, 1 Perry Road, Bristol, BS1 5BQ (For 13-19 year olds who have experienced bereavement or know someone who has.)
South Bristol Advice Service - benefit and debt advice- Call 0117 9038358
Barnardos - Creating safer childhoods, stronger families and positive futures
NSPCC - Supporting children and families
Homestart - Support and friendship for families
Bristol Parent Carers for families and young people with disabilities and life limiting conditions
Our school makes donations to our local Foodbank - Carpenters Food store at the Withywood Centre Call 0117 9878400. Please talk to Ms Skuse or Mrs Grainger if you are in need of some support.
Into University - homework club at the Withywood Centre - Call 0117 9878400
Family carer - Are you a family carer? Do you want to directly improve the life of the person you support? Apply for a FREE place on our BTEC Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support.
What about the school holidays?
The is always a range of Local Holiday activities running for all age children, adults and families.
Please take a look at what we know is available during this summer break.
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- All Stars cricket
- Creative Youth Network
- Fun for families
- Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership
- Heart of BS13
- Learning Partnership West
- Play Days
- Preludes music sessions
- Redcatch community
- South Bristol Childrens Centers
- Square Food Foundation
- The Park
- Your Holiday Hub
- Youth Bristol
Please remember there are a lot of free things to do too. Visit a library, take a nature walk or burn some energy at local playgrounds or skate parks.
Why not take a look at the following websites and plan a family day out!
Parents and carers can collect the books from 26 July onwards at any of Morrisons’ network of stores nationwide. All they need to do is to call in at the ‘Children’s Little Library’ in their local Morrisons store during their regular shop, and collect their free copies! Families are welcome to take one free copy per pupil from Y1 to Y6. The workbooks contain a link to the answers, too.
Have fun this Summer!
We look forward to hearing all about your summer break when we see you in September.
The Local Crisis and Prevention fund can support families who are experiencing a one off financial crisis, such as a reduction in income, who are struggling to afford essentials. This support is in the form of Tesco vouchers so can be used to purchase unbranded uniform items and shoes or help families budget for branded items by purchasing food.
Applications can be made online https://www.bristol.gov.uk/benefits-financial-help/apply-for-an-emergency-payment
Please look at our Safeguarding during Covid-19 page for further financial support.
Budgeting and Debt
www.turn2us.org.uk Benefit entitlement and charitable funding search website.
www.talkingmoney.org.uk Local money management support
www.capuk.org Charity offering 1:1 debt management, budgeting, befriending and life skills courses, as well as mental health and emotional well-being.
https://www.stepchange.org/ Free debt advice and support
WRAMAS Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service
CHAS - Bristol Housing Advice Service Free, independent, and confidential advice on housing-related matters to anyone in need in Bristol and the surrounding area. Lines are open on: 0117 9351260 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 10am-5pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring in Bristol For homeless and vulnerable People Phone: 0117 924 4444 The Night Shelter, 14 Little Bishop St, Bristol BS2 9JF
Shelter Legal advice drop in and advice
HomelessnessAdvice@bristol.gov.uk For housing problems. Free 24-hour housing helpline. Phone: 0808 800 4444
1625 Independent People Charity that supports young people who are homeless
Lone Parents and Parental Separation
SPAN single parent action network
Gingerbread for single parents 0808 802 0925
Supporting Separating Parents in Dispute Phone: 0800 380 0040
Families Need Fathers: Supporting continued loving relationship with both parents. Phone: 0300 0300 363
Sorting Out Separation: Helping you to make the right decisions after a break-up. Phone: 0800 988 0988.
The Parent Connection: Hosts the programmes introduced during the SPIP, Getting it Right for children (which helps develop co parent communication skills) and Splitting Up? Putting Kids First (an online parenting plan, with skills help).
Young Minds: Information to support children during divorce or separation. Phone: 0808 802 5544
Children and Young People
WASPS - holiday play scheme at the Withywood Centre - Call 0117 9878400
Youth Moves - free activities for children from 8 years old and above in South Bristol. Find out more www.youthmoves.org.uk
Bristol Library Service - baby bounce and rhyme sessions and story time sessions in Hartcliffe and Bishopsworth libraries. Find out more www.bristol.gov.uk/libraries
Bike Mechanics - Rebuild a bike and keep it! 1-4pm Tuesdays @Hartcliffe Farm
Out and About - short breaks for children and young people with additional needs. If you would like more information, contact email@example.com
South Bristol Childrens Centres have lots of activities at Bishopsworth and Four Acres.
www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk 1:1 and group support sessions, and youth clubs
www.youngbristol.com Youth clubs, training programmes and holiday programmes
www.themix.org.uk Online support and advice on all issues young people may face
M32 Youth Groups @ BDP – 0117 987 6009 – Groups for young people aged 5-16 who have parents with problems with alcohol or other drugs, to have respite, fun and explore new activities. Open to children from across the city; free transport is provided to pick them up and drop them home. Groups are Mondays: 4.45-6.45pm – twice a month for 5-10-year olds and monthly for 11-16-year olds.
Journeyman UK email firstname.lastname@example.org Supporting young men through adolescence while offering ongoing opportunities for time and connection with adult male role models. 1:1 Crisis mentoring for boys going through a difficult time. Donation for those that can afford it, but full bursaries are available. Meet at Boiling Wells Barn in St Werburghs weekly on Monday evenings 7-9pm – Upcoming dates – 15th Feb 1st/15th/29th March 12th/26th April.
Imayla – 0117 914 5490 –Delivers and connects people with Covid-19 safe activities. Local workers in the following areas: Barton Hill, Hillfields/Frome Vale, St Pauls/Ashley Down, City Centre, Stockwood, Lawrence Weston, Hartcliffe/Filwood.
The Wildly Different Programme – for young people aged 8-12 and their families from April-December 2021 – outdoor and creative activities, days out and a residential trips – to make an application email: email@example.com - 0117 914 5490-
Mental Health - Children and Young People
CAMHS Downloads, apps, websites, books, videos etc, available on this site
Young Minds Self-help and mental health support for young people, and advice for parents.
The Anna Freud National Centre support for trauma and attachment
MIND YOU (South Glos) Mind You is here to help you to look after your mental health
OTR (Off The record) 0808 808 9120 (Freephone) (2 till 5pm)
For information and advice surrounding mental health 02087441644
Help Counselling for 9 to 25yr olds Families can donate as little as £10 towards counselling.
Heart to Heart – 07926314739 – firstname.lastname@example.org – qualified and student Integrative counsellors, providing low cost (starting at £20) counselling services to individuals in the community. Adults and children from 12 upwards.
Kooth Online chat, counselling, journaling and resources. Support for your child’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and behaviour.
Off The Record – Peer Mentoring - Sign-up: https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/what-we-do/mentoring/ Short term Peer Mentoring focuses on tackling feelings of isolation and loneliness, through skill-sharing with other peers. For young people aged 14-22. Each young person will be matched to a suitable mentor, with sessions taking place on Zoom on a weekly basis for 30-45 minutes.
Empire Fighting Chance Mentoring and non-contact boxing
Domestic Abuse for Women
Julian House A specialist team who offer practical and emotional support, information and education for children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Next Link Support for those experiencing abuse telephone help lines are open 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm during the CV19 pandemic. 0117 925 0680
Victim Support Specialist support services including domestic abuse and young victims. Phone 0808 168 9111
Womankind Up to 50 mins to talk (phone or webchat). Trained to talk about domestic violence and historic sexual abuse amongst other issues. 0345 458 2914 or 0117 916 6461
VitaMinds Local NHS talk therapy service
Mind Ed free resource on children and young peoples mental health
Young Minds Mental health services for children
Place 2 be Mental health supporting families and schools
Reading groups supporting mental health and wellbeing
Bristol hate crime services community based service
Educate against hate practical advice on protecting children
Contact Centres - National Association of Child Contact Centres: For those who need to find a contact centre. 0845 4500 280 www.nacc.org.uk