Parent Support Advisor

My name is Sarah Osman and I am the Parent Support Adviser for all the schools in the Loddon. I am based at Hobart High School and work on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Here are some ways I might be able to help:-
  • If you are worried about your son or daughter’s school attendance.
  • Your child’s behaviour is challenging – either in school or at home.
  • Perhaps your child is having difficulty coping if Mum and Dad are separating. Or maybe they are struggling to accepta parent’s new partner or step-family.
  • If you have financial worries and would like adviceon where to get help.
  • Your son or daughter has additional needs and you would like information about specialist services available.
  • A family member is ill, or there has been a bereavement, and your child is having trouble coping.
As well as working closely with colleagues in school, I have access to agencies and services that can offer information, guidance and advice.From time to time I am able to offer short courses to help parents and
carers develop greater understanding of their child’s behaviour and improve relationships. Details will be in schools’ newsletters and displayed on notice-boards. I attend parents’ evenings, so do come and say ‘hello’ when you’re in School.
Please get in touch if you would like to talk about any issue that may be worrying you. You can discuss your concern, in confidence, by telephoning me at Hobart High School on 01508 520359, emailing me at sosman@hobart.org.uk or speak to the Infant School Office who will get in contact with me.
Here are some links to external services you can contact for support :-
Family Lives
offer a 24 hour confidential helpline for parents and carers (0808 800 2222).
Young Minds
provide support, advice and guidance to parents concerned about their child’s mental health
www.youngminds.org.uk (0808 802 5544).
Links to support services for parents and young people can be found on Norfolk County Council’s website
www.norfolk.gov.uk