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our early help offer

Chaucer Junior School works to provide Early Help to families in the school community.  From October 2019 we are providing Early Help through school.  We work alongside a variety of agencies and are providing support through the school setting.

As part of our Early Help offer, the school is using the Thrive Approach and have licensed practitioners throughout school who deliver this provision to the children and their families.

Early Help services aim to both provide advice and/or intervene where there is evidence of emerging needs with the objective of preventing escalation to higher level services.

PLEASE NOTE: Over the school holidays sign posting for other early help support is available on our school website (see below). 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or you require urgent help or advice Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.  

Requests for early help can be made face to face, via the school office or by using the contacts below:  

Anna Upton - Head teacher and DSL 

headteacher@chaucer-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Sam Starling - Senior Family Support Team Worker, DDSL & SENCO 

sams65@chaucer-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Valerie Farrall - Family Support Team Worker and DDSL & Attendance 

valerief@chaucer-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk 

Telephone: 0115 9324387 

If you need advice or support with something please use the links below.

Domestic abuse support    alcohol and drugs support   Young carers

emotional support    ONLINE SAFETY   Mental Health   Safeguarding

Childline