Horsforth Children’s Services
Help to make a brighter future
Horsforth Children’s Services brings together all the schools in Horsforth and relevant agencies to work effectively in partnership to improve the outcomes for all 0 -19 year olds and their families within the Horsforth Community. We believe that by working together and drawing on the knowledge, strengths and capabilities of all our partners, we are better informed to identify the needs of children, young people and families including those who require some additional support.
The aim of our service is to ensure all children and young people reach their full personal potential. We hope to achieve this by providing support around families when needed and providing excellent learning and teaching experiences through our schools.
Horsforth Cluster Core Offer:-
Horsforth Children’s Services has a team of professionals who offer a wide range of targeted and universal support services to all our 0 -19year olds and their parents/carers within the Horsforth Cluster. We believe that by tackling problems quickly, working preventatively and intervening at an earlier stage we will achieve better outcomes for our children, young people and families.
The Cluster Team
Cluster Manager & Targeted Service Leader
Tessa is responsible for the Cluster targeted offer and management of the cluster team, development work for Horsforth Children’s Services and the co-ordination of effective partnership work to ensure that we can achieve improved outcomes for our 0-19year olds and their families.
Vicki supports the co-ordination of the Governing Board and Committees of Horsforth Children’s Services. She is responsible for the Cluster universal offer such as the Cluster Council, Transition, activity funding and planning and development work for the Cluster.
Amy Shaffrey, Esme Sullivan and Julia Mitchinson
Cluster Parent Outreach Worker/Family Support Workers
Amy, Esme and Julia provide a solution focussed, early intervention service offering parental advice, strategies, signposting and additional support for families. They work with families on an individual basis and through group work looking at parenting skills, confidence building and personal development.
Cluster School Therapist
Lisa offers a confidential space for children and young people to work through anything that may be concerning them. Lisa provides short term early therapeutic intervention with an aim to improve children and young people’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Administrator and Cluster Activity Co-ordinator
Lucy supports the daily running of the cluster team. She has a good overview of all the schools and services within Horsforth and is the contact point for the cluster team.
She also organises and manages the bookings for activities and day trips during the holidays.
The Cluster offers opportunities for Social Work Student placements. The students work closely with the Family Support Workers on early intervention strategies for families within the Cluster.
What we offer:
- Parent and Carer Drop-in support sessions (PACs)
- Holiday and after school activities
- Family day trips
- Family Fun sessions
- Parent’s Forum
- Parenting Courses
- Volunteers and student placements
- Information and training sessions for professionals and parents/carers
- Individual family support
- Individual support for children and young people
- Therapeutic intervention sessions for children and young people.
- Adult Counselling
- Attendance support to families and schools