Welcome, my name is Rachel Glennon and I am the Family Liaison Officer at Our Lady of Hartley School.
The role of a Family Liaison Officer (FLO) is to work in schools to provide advice and support service for parents/carers and families.
I try to work closely with parents on issues that may be impacting on themselves and/or their child's well-being. I can offer support and advice on a wide range of issues and can signpost parents towards outside agencies if required.
Part of my role is to work closely with all staff, outside agencies and organisations to improve opportunities for children and their families at our school. An integral part of my role is linking families with other agencies, both statutory and non-statutory such as School Nurses, Parenting workshops/programmes, Kent Young Carers, Counselling Services, Finance Advice Services, Parent support groups, to name a few!
Sometimes the stresses of everyday life can be overwhelming for all of us and you may feel you just need to talk these through with someone. You may need help with social and emotional wellbeing, including friendship issues, grief and loss, parental separation, parenting, absence and lateness, behaviour and other issues outside of these. Please feel free to come in and talk to me either on the playground, our coffee mornings or through a prearranged meeting.
You can contact me: -
In person through the school office or by the school telephone number 01474 706385 or my email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some useful website that may be of interest to you:
www.netmums.com - General advice on any parenting issues, local social events
http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/ - Support for Dads
www.citizensadvice.org.uk - General advice on most subjects
www.shelter.org.uk/ - Housing and debt advice
Useful Telephone Numbers
Childline 0800 1111
Samaritans 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline 0808 2000 247
Mind 0300 123 3393
Age UK 0800 169 6565
La Leche League 0345 120 2918 for mums struggling to. get formula milk