Useful Links

There are many organisations that offer support for parents for all sorts of different things.

Here are some that you might find useful.


This service used to be known as Parent Partnership. They provide support for any parent of a child with Special Needs or Disability.


This charity offers a wide range of leaflets  and links to other services

Their Positive Parenting leaflet can be found here

Other leaflets and advice can be found here and also on our Safeguarding page 



Black Country Foodbank

Black Country Foodbank helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of emergency food and toiletry supplies while a longer-term solution is developed. The services they provide have an enormous impact on the people who use them, giving them an important breathing space at a time of great need.

For more information go to where you will find locations and ways to access help.


Help with Sleep

The Sleep Charity provide advice and support to empower the nation to sleep better.  Parents and carers can call the helpline between 7pm and 9pm, Sunday to Thursday.  In some areas there are local services, to find out if there is one in your area contact: . 

Advice sheets are available at: . 

There is also a ‘Teen Sleep Hub’ at: .

Here is a link to asn E-Book on Teen Sleep that may also help older Primary age children.

Free school meals - it's more than just a free lunch!

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (you must have less than £616.67 a month net earned income (after tax - and not including any benefits)

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.

Click on this link to find out more.


When a child is awarded free School Meals, school will receive further funding called the Pupil Premium Grant which is used to close gaps in their learning and enable them to achieve the very best that they can.

Please apply if you meet the criteria. It is completely confidential and will definitely benefit your child.

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