My child’s education and progress
Your child’s school or setting should always be the first port of call for any queries regarding their education, development and progress. If there are shared concerns, schools may be able to put in additional support for your child. Some schools have staff who offer mentoring or they may commission additional services such as counselling or art therapy that your child might be able to access.
Special Educational Needs
- Wolverhampton Local Offer - The Wolverhampton Local Offer provides information what young people and their families can expect if they have special educational needs.
- Information Advice and Support Service (IASS) - This is an independent organisation based at the Gem Centre in Wednesfield which provides advice and support to parents whose children have special educational needs or other difficulties at school.
Emotional and Mental Health Support
- Kooth is an online service for young people where they can access counselling and advice for a range of emotional issues.
- Base 25 is a voluntary organisation based in Wolverhampton City Centre that offers support to young people upto the age of 25. They offer a number of projects around specific issues and also daily drop ins and counselling support.
- Beam Wolverhampton is run by The Children’s Society and offers drop in sessions or appointments to children upto the age of 18 (this is extended to the age of 25 if the young person has a disability or is a care leaver.
- Childline is a national charity offering support to children and young people who have any kind of worries that they want to talk about.
- The Samaritans is a national charity offering support to anyone who needs to talk or those concerned about the emotional wellbeing of another person.
- Wolverhampton Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is part of the National Health Service and is based at the Gem Centre in Wednesfield. They work with children and young people aged upto 18 years who have mental health difficulties or a learning disability.
- PAPYRUS is a national organisation which aims to prevent suicide in young people. They offer a information on their website and a ‘Hopeline’ for young people upto the age of 35 who may be feeling suicidal.
- Compton Care offer a service for children and young people who have suffered bereavement. They can also support families of young people who are facing complex or incurable illnesses.
- Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity offering telephone, email, face to face or peer group support to adults or children who have lost someone close.
- Winston’s Wish supports children and young people who have experienced a bereavement. Family Support Wolverhampton Strengthening Families Hubs Wolverhampton Strengthening Families Hubs offer support and activities to young people upto 18 years old and their families across the city. There are 8 locality hubs offering stay and play groups, holiday activities, parenting support, advice on housing, benefits, training and employment.
- Wolverhampton Information Network is an internet based source of information about services available locally for adults and children.