Support and Advice

As a school we know just how important wellbeing is to our young people. Being happy and healthy are essential ingredients to ensuring they are able to take positive steps towards Being Positive, Being Respectful and Being Their Best.

Our staff are committed to providing first class pastoral care and have the skills to be able support our young people through challenging times. We work closely with students and families to ensure a layer of support can be wrapped around the child at times when most needed.

Equally we know that signposting students and families to outside agencies can make a positive impact too. As a parent/carer knowing where to go, who to turn to when times are tough can be confusing. Hopefully our carefully constructed A-Z directory will provide you with a place from which to start. All of these services have been tried and tested and will go some way to help your child back on the road to recovery.

If in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us at the school for further advice and guidance.

Click on the links below


National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society supports the parents and carers of children who have a confirmed diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice.

Dad Info
Information on pregnancy, birth and babies; work, money and law; relationships, parenting and separation from a fathers’ perspective.

Domestic Abuse
Lighthouse (Domestic Abuse)
Lighthouse (formerly Ipswich Women’s Aid) provides a 24-hour helpline (answer phone may operate at times). Advice, support and/or temporary accommodation for women (and their children) experiencing abuse in their personal or family relationships.
Tel. No: 01473 745111

Family Lives
Parenting and family support
Telephone helpline: 0808 800 2222

Fatherhood Information Centre
National Information Centre on fatherhood

Mental Health
Young Minds
A UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Mental Health
Young Minds Matter (pdf)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Telephone: 0800 800 5000

Parent Info
Advice on a wide range of issues including digital, sex and relationships, health and well-being, family life and education.

The Relationship People
Advice on family life and parenting.

Suffolk Family Carers
Help with information, support and advocacy.



Citizens Advice Bureau
Ipswich and District Citizens Advice Bureau information, advice and advocacy service. Offering specialist help in the areas of Debt, Employment and Welfare Benefits.

Suffolk County Council – Children, Families and Learning
Provides information, advice and assistance for families, children and young people aged 0-19 years.

Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits
Information about Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits.



Community Services Directory
Community Services Directory with details of local clubs, activities, organisations and services.

Ipswich Borough Council
Ipswich Borough Council website

Public Services Information
A wide range of public services information.

Suffolk County Council
Suffolk County Council website

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