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Family Support Workers

Family Support Worker provide an independent, confidential service to support children/young people and their families within the Bexhill Alliance of Schools.

Their small team are experienced at working with families and young people.  They are friendly and easy to talk to, do not judge people or put people down for having problems and won’t tell you what to do, but will ask you what help you think you might need.  If they cannot advise you themselves, they will put you in touch with the right people. The Family Support Workers' team is based in Bexhill and work with all primary and secondary schools in Bexhill, including Bexhill College.

Each Family Support Worker will:

  • Support a small number of children/young people and their families.
  • Assess need in consultation with the family using the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and support positive change.
  • Work with the family to co-ordinate additional services as required, both in and out of school/college.
  • Respect the decision of the family and work with them to improve
  • outcomes for all.
  • Family Support Workers provide support for children/young people by working in 1 to 1 sessions to help improve             self-esteem, anger management and to provide a listening ear.
  • Encourage children and young people to adopt healthy lifestyles and to make good choices throughout the journey to adulthood.
  • Provide information and access to a range of other opportunities including clubs, sports etc.
  • Deliver group work as appropriate to address issues such as anger management, bereavement, social skills and life/family changes.


Please contact Mr Tippett, our School Inclusion Leader, if you need further information about the Keyworker Team.