COMMUNITY AND FAMILY WELFARE TEAM AT MEDWAY
Research shows that educational disadvantage becomes entrenched by age 11, and early intervention includes developing children’s social and emotional skills. Improved schooling will not combat the disadvantage on its own because many parents need help, support and challenge to raise their children.
The number of children and families presenting as particularly vulnerable has risen significantly and one of the ways we seek to address their additional needs is through the work of our Child and Family Welfare Team (CFWT).
At Medway we have a culture of openness and transparency which encourages vigilance and shared sense of responsibility for the protection of our children and families. The CFWT is a supportive structure that aims to take care of children’s physical, psychological and social wellbeing. Working across multi agencies, we identify our most vulnerable children and their parents and, where appropriate, target them for complementary and tailored personal support to prevent, recognise, moderate and remove barriers to learning and social development as early as possible.
We believe that our school can be the first port of call when children and their families need additional help and support. Please do not hesitate to come on and speak to us if we can be of any help!
CFW Team Contact Details
Mrs P Pemberton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr M Atkinson: email@example.com
Mr R Duda: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Medway we support the use of CPOMS, a revolutionary software application for monitoring child protection, safeguarding and a whole range of pastoral and welfare issues. Working alongside a school’s existing safeguarding processes, CPOMS can ensure that children are safe and fully supported.
Every member of staff across school has an obligation to report any concerns which they may have. CPOMS provides a central repository and have relevant people alerted immediately. Senior leaders are able to build a chronology around a student and produce robust reports.
Please fill in the contact form if you feel we may be able to offer some help. Advice regarding external agencies, support in school or just a friendly ear in confidence. We will get back to you as soon as possible! *Please ensure you do not add any personal information to the message section of the contact form*