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Family Support

Pendeen's Family Support Link worker is Mel Berryman. Mel can meet with you in school (or via the phone or Zoom due to COVID 19 restrictions. An appointment needs to me made via Chris Wilson - head@pendeen.tpacademytrust.org

Family workers provide support for families with children aged 9 months-12 years who are able to give their consent and commit to engage in support.

Family Workers can help with the following:

  • Parenting issues which cannot be resolved by attending a parenting course and when the child's behaviour is seriously impacting the family.
  • Supporting parents to understand their child's behaviour.
  • Family workers can support children with low level anxiety, increasing emotional resilient, recognising and managing their emotions, bereavement and family breakdown.
  • Lack of Meal/ Bed time/ daily routines which are impacting on the family, e.f. reduced school attendance or persistent lateness.
  • Debt or housing advice which cannot be support by a visit to the CAB.

If you feel that a Family worker could help you and your family, you can self refer through the Early Help Hub by accessing https://www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/family.page?familychannel=0 or join Kathleen for an advice session in school.


Further information about Action for Children can be downloaded below.