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Family Intervention & Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

Welcome to the Parents and Carers section of this website.  My name is Sam Booth and I am the Family Intervention and Designated Safeguarding Lead for Wood Bank School.  Within this introduction I would like to give you an insight into my role in supporting families. 

 

What experience do I have?

I have an extensive knowledge of working with families, prior to this role I worked for Home-Start Calderdale for over ten years.  Home-Start is a charity that offers support to families across a range of areas of need including housing, mental health, drug misuse and financial issues.       

 

What support can I offer? 

At Wood Bank we are very committed to building positive working relationships with our families and through my role I am responsible for;

  • Leading Annual Review meetings
  • Supporting families with Education, Health & Social Care Plans 
  • Offering outreach to families, including conducting home visits   
  • Liaising with multi-agency professionals from within Education, Health and Social Care settings
  • Leading and/or attending multi-agency meetings eg - Child In Need, CAF, Child Protection
  • Monitoring Pupil Attendance
  • Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team as a Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Promoting family networking through weekly coffee afternoons
  • Signposting or referring families to relevant agencies and services    

How can you contact me?

I have always had a passion for wanting children with special needs to achieve the best life outcomes and believe this is possible if families are provided with the right support.  I am very friendly and approachable so should you have any questions or require any support at any time with your family, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I am available on (01422) 884170 from 8.30am-5.00pm.   

 

Family Coffee Afternoon

I run a Family Coffee Afternoon every Friday from 1.30pm - 2.20pm.  Please come along and join us for a cup of tea/coffee, biscuit and a friendly chat with myself and other families.