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Bramford and Somersham

Primary School Federation

Supporting Families and our Early Help Offer

Our Early Help Offer

Early help, also known as early intervention, is support given as soon as a concern emerges, at any stage in a child or young person's life (Department for Education (DfE), 2018).


Early help services can be delivered to parents, children or whole families, but their main focus is to improve outcomes for children.


At Bramford and Somersham Primary Schools, we understand that from time to time family life can have its complications. These may be the times when you need some extra help and support.


To support and advise you at such times we have an Early Help Offer.


Our experienced pastoral and inclusion staff can offer advice on a range of concerns or can signpost parents to other sources of information, help and support.


Please view the leaflet below for further information, including who to contact if you would like any help, advice, further information or just a informal chat. 

Our Family Support Workers

Our Federation has two Family Support Workers (FSW):




Teresa Robinson is our Somersham Family Support Worker

She is at Somersham every Tuesday 8.30am-5pm





Abbie Cook is our Bramford Family Support Worker

She is at Bramford Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Our Family Support Workers work with children in school and their families to support with their social and emotional health and wellbeing.


They are experienced and trained in a variety of approaches and therapies which they can use to support and help children and families.


They use their skills and experience to support families who may be experiencing difficulties, for example separation, bereavement or struggling with the stresses of everyday life.


They work with children in school on a 1-1 or small group nurture basis.


They can also help families to access support from outside agencies such as Young Carers, School Nursing and parenting programmes, either directly or through the CAF (Common Assessment Framework) or other referral processes.


For further information, please read our Family Support Worker leaflet by clicking below.

How to contact our Family Support Workers:



Bramford 01473 741598

Somersham 01473 831251




Useful Links and Websites:

A single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child's development.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program - provides simple, practical strategies which have been proven to work around the world to help parents raise happy, confident children; set family routines and rules that everyone can follow; and balance work and family life with less stress.
Home-Start works with families in communities right across the UK. Starting in the home, our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.
Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling.

A Colchester-based company that works with children, young people, parents, professionals, and organisations delivering of a range of parenting groups/workshops, young peoples workshops, one to one parent coaching and professional parent programme training.

The Incredible Years® is a series of interlocking, evidence-based programs for parents, children, and teachers, supported by over 30 years of research.

Are you a parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of your child or teenager? Do you just want some hints and tips on parenting? MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself.

Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

A network of independent charities offering confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

Live Well Suffolk is the county's free healthy lifestyle service. Our trained advisors offer free, practical support to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthier and get more active.

Advice on children's health, behaviour and growth from birth through the teen years.

A complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

Suffolk Mind works across the continuum, from wellbeing to ‘severe and enduring’ mental ill-health, providing support & information for everyone. 



Recommended Books:

The Incredible Years - A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 2-8 Years by Carolyn Webster Stratton. ISBN 978-1-892222-04-6


How to Promote Children's Social and Emotional Competence by Carolyn Webster Stratton. ISBN 978-0-7619-6501-5