Family Support and Well Being

Support for children and their families

ELSA

Mrs Holt Miller is our ELSA (Emotional literacy support assistant).  She helps children with their social skills, building relationships, anger management, understanding their emotions, anxiety, sadness, loss and bereavement.

For more information click here http://www.newdigate.surrey.sch.uk/elsa/

Young Carers

Newdigate Infant School is committed to supporting young carers. We aim to ensure young carers at Newdigate School are identified and offered appropriate support to help well-being and to access the education to which they are entitled. We can assist families in becoming a Surrey Young Carer which will enable them to access support and join in fun activities organised by Surrey.

A young carer is a child or young person (under 18 years old) who is helping to look after someone.   Most are helping with the caring for a parent, but some may be taking responsibility for a sibling, or other relative. It may also be the case that the young carer is looking after a family friend.

In some instances, a young carer may care for more than one person.

The person(s) they look after will have one or more of:

  • Physical disability (including sensory disability)
  • Learning disability (this could include autism)
  • Mental health problem
  • Chronic illness
  • Substance misuse problem

At Newdigate School we have a Sunshine Young Carers Club. This meets regularly enabling Young Carers to chat, complete activities and to have a friend over during the school day for ‘tea’.

The school has been awarded The Surrey Young Carers Angel Award from Action for Carers Surrey. Mrs Priestley is the designated Young Carer Lead. If you would like more information, please come in and have a chat.  Both Mrs Holt Miller and Mrs Priestley are Young Carer Angels.

Please click here to read our school Young Carer Policy.

Young Carer Newdigate Policy 2019

Dorking Nursery

The Dorking Nursery School and Children’s Centre’s two sites, are friendly and welcoming places where families can access a range of services for children from birth to age 5

They run a range of courses and workshops e.g Understanding children’s behaviour (5 week course), anxiety workshop with a creche, Post Natal Depression (PND) support group, toilet training workshop, positive play.

They also host activities that maybe suitable for younger siblings, e.g Under 5s stay and play, baby massage.

Please use the following link to the website for further information

http://www.dorkingnurserychildrenscentre.org.uk/childrens-centre

CAMHS

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few.

CAMHS services are made up of nurses, therapists, pyschologists, support workers and social workers aswell as other professionals.

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/guide-to-camhs

Local Offer Website

Supports SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ) children

https://www/surreylocaloffer.org.uk/kb5/surrey/localoffer/home.page

IN SCHOOL  – Drop in Sessions / Workshops

“Sleep Soundly” workshop – literature

Parent Drop in Session – “Sleep Soundly”

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