The Cluster commissioned a 'Parenting Support' project which is now in its second year and is proving extremely successful. Based on a working partnership with Catholic Children's Society and Extended Services, the project provides schools with a named support worker to assist parents with a range of issues they mat face. The project consisted of one-to-one support for parents accessing the 10 cluster schools, provided a Nurturing Programme course in the area and established of a Family Group in West Kirby which is thriving. The project in 2011 will add Family Group Meeting in the Hoylake and Meols area.
The Cluster also provides structured parenting programmes across the area as well as more informal opportunities for parents to engage with the school and other agencies. Family learning sessions have also been organised to allow children to learn with their parents and provide information for parents at the beginning of primary and secondary phases.
Our local Children Centres also offer Family Support, to access Children Centre Family Support you need to live in the West Wirral area and have a child under five years of age. Contact Cara Loughran on 0151 648 1129.
The Cluster's Area Team Family Support Co-ordinator is Stephen Clarke, to access Area Team Family Support you need to be a family living on West Wirral. Contact Stephen Clarke on 07785 503 828
For all parenting support needs, contact Wirral Families Information Service (FIS) on 0800 0858743. You can also follow the web link: Wirral.gov.uk/fis