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Advice & Support


On this page are links to information for parents offering help, advice and support. Please remember that we are here to help.

If you or your child are experiencing difficulties, the school can offer help and support in a number of ways. Please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher, the Headteacher, Deputy or any other member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Local Assistance Network

The  Local Assistance Network provide short-term, practical aid, such as food or furniture, to people in a crisis. It is run by West Sussex County Council together with other organisations. The LAN helps people who have no other way of getting assistance. It is open to those who:

  • are on benefits or a low income
  • are facing an unforeseen emergency that puts them or their family at risk
  • need help moving into or remaining in the community
  • live in West Sussex or are being resettled here.

Family Information Service

Discover… the Family Information Service!

Did you know that the Family Information Service maintains an online directory of support services and family activities that take place across West Sussex?  This directory provides free, impartial and up-to-date information for parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-25 years.

Services currently featuring in the Directory include:

  • Parent and toddler groups 
  • Toy libraries and sensory toy libraries
  • Leisure activities
  • Finding local Children and Family Centres
  • Local FindItOut Centres for 13-25 years olds
  • Local and national support groups
  • Counselling services
  • Parenting classes and much more…


When children first start exploring the Internet, most parents are concerned about “stranger danger” — the chance children will meet a dangerous adult. While parents do have to be aware of online strangers, and teach children how to avoid them, keeping children safe online is a lot more than watching out for strangers.

Teaching Internet safety includes reminding your children not to give out private information online and to behave responsibly and respectfully toward others. Being responsible about online life also means limiting the amount of time children spend online and teaching them to balance online activities with other activities. Start by visiting the sites your children enjoy. Ask them to show you what they like and why.

Where to get Advice

Here you will find contact details for several agencies, both local and national, that you can contact for support and advice.

Family Support

Mental Health

Debt/Financial Support


Sleep Issues

Physical Health

  • Healthy Steps

    A programme for families looking for tips on eating more healthily and moving more. Families can sign up for the 8-week programme. Which involves tips on cooking and recipe cards, after a short survey they suggest ways to help your family eat better and move more.

Housing Issues

Special Educational Needs

  • Reaching Families

    Local support for parents and families with SEN.


    This is an independent service which can support parents with any issues related to SEND in schools.

  • Aspens

    Aspens offers services for children and young people with a range of disabilities, those on the autism spectrum, and/or those with complex needs aged 8-25.

Claiming Benefits

Domestic Abuse

Community Support


If you or your child are experiencing difficulties, the school can offer help and support many ways. Please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher, the Headteacher, Deputy, member of the Senior Leadership Team or our learning mentor and family liaison officer.