Hi my name is Mia Meek, I’m the Family Support Worker here at Abbey Infant and Junior School. I started at this wonderful school in September 2018 and I am here to support children and their families through any difficulties they may contend with.
I am happy for parents to pop in and see me if I am available. If not you are welcome to book an appointment to meet with me to discuss any difficulties that you may be having.
What can I offer?
I will listen and appreciate parents/carers issues and offer suggestions and advice for individuals and families. I can also refer and signpost to other services available within the local area.
I work with families who are going through difficult times in their life and can offer support and give guidance and in consultation with parents/carers I can support children on a 1:1 and explore their wishes and feelings regarding a particular issue.
I provide a confidential and supportive service for children and their families which may include information, advice, 1:1 sessions, home visits, help with completing forms and informing families of local support services and events.
If you have concerns about your childs learning needs please click on the link below for information and contacts for SEN & Inclusion support.
Important telephone contact numbers:
Childline - a national charity who listen and help children who may be suffering: 0800 1111
Sandwell MASH team - If you have a concern about a child in Sandwell please call: 0121 569 3100
Birmingham MASH team - If you have a concern about a child living in Birmingham please call: 0121 303 1888
Action for children Smethwick - Family Support Centre - 0121 555 6756
Social networks and staying safe
Its so important as parents/carers that you understand how to support children and to teach them how to be safe online.
Below are some useful links and tips on how we can ensure our children are kept safe.
Computer games and consoles
Many children are playing computer games and its important as parents and carers that we understand the safety around the games consoles and the games they are playing.
Please click on the links below for information on how to ensure that your children are playing games safetly.
Child and Adult Mental health
Its important for everyone to look after their mental health. If you are concered about your mental health or your childs mental health then please contact your childs GP to discuss your concerns.
Below are some links, contacts and services that can support you and/or your child:
Click here for more information.