“Hello! I’m Hilary Morton and I’m the new Family Support Worker and I’m in Whaley Bridge Primary School every Friday. We all do our best to ensure our children are happy, settled, secure and fulfilling their potential. However, sometimes life gets in the way and we need a little extra support. My role is to provide a listening ear, advice and information to the families within our school community. I can help you with any worries that you may have that are impacting on family life, and the wellbeing of you and your child(ren). I can meet with you at home or in school – I may not have all the answers, but hopefully I can help you work out how to find them! You can contact me through the school office on 01663 732354.”
This school will receive from Derbyshire Police a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.
This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Childrens Services. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse.
This may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.
This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.
If you have any concerns, please speak to us. Our door is always open.