Early Help Offer at Church Aston Infant School

Early Help for us at Church Aston is reacting to our families and their individual needs ensuring our families can get the help that they need at the earliest possibility.  A strength of our school is caring for our families and making time for them to share any concerns they have or ask for any help they may need. Our staff are always ready to listen, and early help may start from the simplest conversation with any of our staff members. The relationship between school and our parents is built on trust and getting to know each family.  If we can’t help directly, we can often signpost families to the correct agency that may be able to provide them with support or guidance.  If families have more complex needs we can work with them, and other relevant agencies, to develop an Early Help Plan.

We aim to help before a small problem becomes a big problem and difficult for families to deal with.

We aim to work with families to look for solutions, whether that is utilising the skills and facilities within school, including our Cluster Family Support Worker, or helping families to access the right support from a wider range of external agencies.

Parents have said

“Breakfast Club has helped me get my child to school on time”.

“I didn’t know about BEAM and when I went it made me think about how I was reacting to my child’s behaviour”.

“Thank you, the preloved uniform was really useful, especially as little ones grow so fast”.

“We tried the Drama in the Forest Club that you suggested on your newsletter, and it was a really positive thing to do in the holidays”.

Agencies and information that you may find useful:

Live Well Telford

Telford Family Hubs

Telford Family Hub - Seeds to Orchard

Children's Services - Parent Carer Panel

Keeping Children Safe, including Online Safety

Support for parents | NSPCC

Citizens Advice Telford and the Wrekin

Family Health

Shropshire Community Health NHS

Telford School Nurses

Health Visiting service

Fussy Eaters

ERIC – Potty Training leaflet

Sleep Checklist for Children

Prolonged night time awakenings 

Healthy Lifestyles Service - Telford & Wrekin Council

Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Cost of living Support

Free School Meals

Newport Food Bank

Get free debt advice - GOV.UK

Wrekin Housing Group- Help with Debts

Wrekin Housing Group

Social and Emotional Support

Winston's Wishes

Strengthening Families

Mental Health Services - NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin 

Divorce advice | Family Lives

Cranstoun and Telford & Wrekin Domestic Abuse Service - Cranstoun - Domestic Abuse Services in Telford and Wrekin Cranstoun 01952 454759

Cranstoun Men and Masculinities

Clare's Law

West Mercia Womens Aid - 0800 8403747

Axis Counselling

Telford Young Carers



Telford SENDIASS - SENDIASS Information and Advice Service 01952 457176

Telford Autism Hub