If you feel that a child is at serious risk of harm, please contact the Children and Families helpdesk.
Telephone: 01452 426565
To contact the school nurse, please speak to staff in the school office.
As members of the Lydney School's Cluster, we are part of the TLC Project and through this have a Family Support Worker assigned to support our parents and families. Our Family Support Worker is Justine Rowley. If you would like some support, please either contact her directly or speak to the office staff who will arrange a meeting for you with our Inclusion Coordinator, Lucy Nelmes.
Contact Justine on:
Office: 01453 751676
Early Help - Families First Plus
As part of the offer of Early Help, the school works closely with Families First Plus. If you would like some support through this team, please contact the school office to make an appointment with Miss Nelmes, our Inclusion Coordinator.
The Early Help Hub:
- Provide information, advice and guidance to vulnerable children, young people and families, with difficulties they're experiencing at an early stage
- Co-ordinate requests for support received and ensures families are supported by the right agency at the right time
- Provide parenting and targeted family support services to families and children to prevent escalation of problems
You can access early help information, advice and support from:
Provides easy-to-access, impartial information and advice on childcare, finances, parenting, education etc to parents, children, practitioners and partners. This information can be accessed online via the website, or by phoning 0800 542 02 02 / 01452 427362 to speak to an advisor on or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Children and Young People Service Advice Line http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/cyps
Provide emotional wellbeing help and support to children, young people, parents and carers. They can provide help with child developmental disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis and other mental health problems. Their website is
- A range of local organisations, including schools, children's centre, health services and the youth support service.
Help and support for parents, children, carers, professionals and practitioners is available from your local Early Help Hub:
Forest of Dean
Families Lives: Free support and information for parents Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Children and Families Helpdesk: 01452 425300
Guidance on Infection Control in Schools and other Child Care Settings: This site gives guidance on the most common infectious diseases and the recommended periods for which children should be kept away from school or nursery.