The Family Liaison Department at Pebble Brook started in June 2014 when the need was identified for a full-time role to offer support to the families of our students. We currently have two members of staff, Natasha Emery and Georgia White.
Our official role includes:
- Liaising with multi-agency professionals from within Education, Health and Social Care settings
- Attending multi-agency meetings, eg Child In Need, Child Protection
- Being Designated Safeguarding Leads along with Dave Miller and Jane Lovis
- Signposting or referring families to relevant services
We are also very happy to be a friendly ear, along with a cup of tea, for any parent that needs it. We run courses for parents – in the past, we’ve done IT, cookery and craft.
We are also available for the students to come and have a chat (sometimes tea and biscuits is involved!) if they feel the need. Any problem, whatever it may be, we can liaise with staff members in school to help sort it out.