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Home School Link Worker 

Working together to support children, young people, and their families


Our aim is to support families and encourage all children to enjoy school and feel happy and secure.

We are proud that as a result of our work with Young Carers that HTPD has been awarded the Surrey Young Carers Angel Award.

During term time we work in partnership with parents/carers, schools and other agencies to support families, aiming to resolve current issues and prevent future difficulties.

We can help


  • children who are experiencing difficult times or are withdrawn or anxious
  • parents/carers experiencing difficulties with their child’s behaviour
  • families who are reacting to change, such as parental separation or bereavement
  • parents/carers whose children are reluctant to attend school or who have been excluded
  • parents/carers who may need support on a wide range of issues or difficulties impacting on their family life e.g. illness, domestic violence, disability, financial difficulties.

We can also

  • help with links between you and school
  • support you at school meetings
  • help you find your way through the education system
  • guide you towards other sources of help, advice and support
  • provide information on support groups for parents/carers

How do I contact the Home School Link Worker?

Parents/carers, schools and children can ask us to become involved. With your consent we will explore the difficulties your child or family is experiencing and together try to find the best way forward.

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What can I expect?

Your HSLW will fill in a referral form with you. We will always obtain your consent before initiating contact with your child. We are able to offer a confidential service regarding personal issues. If necessary we would seek your permission to share the information with staff at the school or with other agencies. Should a Child Protection issue be identified we are legally bound to follow Government Guidelines.

Young Carers Policy

COVID-19 Support Material

Activities for children during Coronavirus
Family Links Coronavirus guide for parenting teenagers
Fathers parenting website leaflet
For families - Advice and support during COVID-19
How to handle difficult behaviour - older children
How to handle difficult behaviour - young children
NSPCC positive parenting guide for all ages
Setting boundaries
Support for parents during conflict
Supporting parental wellbeing during COVID-19
 

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