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Bramford and Somersham

Primary School Federation

Supporting Families

Family Support Workers

Our Federation has two Family Support Workers (FSWs):

Vashti Davis (Bramford)

Liza Wright (Bramford and Somersham)


Our FSWs work with both children in school and their families to support with emotional wellbeing. They are both very experienced and trained in a variety of approaches such as drawing and talking therapy and domestic abuse training.

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 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 referral processes.


Vashti: Tuesdays at Bramford 

Liza: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Bramford and Tuesdays at Somersham


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