At Our Lady of Mount Carmel First School, recognising a need and providing early help to our pupils and their families means that we are able to work proactively in offering effective support and guidance as soon as a need emerges.The school has developed a robust and diverse early help offer which is reviewed regularly to ensure that it is responsive to and continues to meet the changing needs of pupils and their families.

The school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) meet weekly to discuss the needs of pupils who may benefit from early help and appropriate strategies are agreed and implemented to meet the specific needs of individuals and their families. The SLT consists of the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Safeguarding Leads and Phase Leaders (further information can be found on the safeguarding page).

In addition to providing an open and caring environment where children and adults feel comfortable in sharing any concerns or difficulties they may be experiencing, we pride ourselves on taking the time to know our pupils and their families, valuing the importance of a strong home-school link. Our early help offer has provided many of our pupils and their families with the tools they require to make positive change and support to deal with difficult circumstances.

Early Help in Worcestershire

Being a parent is hard work and there are lots of different pressures and strains you might come across within your family as your children and teenagers grow up. To help you Worcestershire Children First have gathered practical advice for you to look at. There are also courses and group support available for parents and families and in some cases there is one to one support, depending on your eligibility. Please click the link to see what is available to you.

Support for vulnerable people during COVID-19
Here to help is a community action response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There continues to be vulnerable people in our community who have to self-isolate. The Here2Help site provides a central location for the vulnerable who are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours. You can request help and find useful resources via the following link