As the end of the school year approaches, some of our most vulnerable Reading families will begin to think about the six-week summer break with increased anxiety and concern. What will I do with the children? What activities are available near me? How will I feed them? Is there support in my community?
The One Reading Children and Young People’s Partnership Hub is available to support lead professionals at schools across Reading by meeting the needs of children, young people and their families through a holistic multi-agency approach. Our service is intended to provide support to professionals working with families whose needs do not meet threshold for targeted or statutory services from Brighter Futures for Children.
Hub meetings are held virtually at the moment and give the lead professional the space to discuss their concerns and possible solutions for the child/children, the parent/guardian, and the school. Often Hub meetings are attended by professionals from Brighter Futures, mental health and the voluntary and community sectors, as well as police and health professionals when appropriate. Our team is trauma-informed and we apply a whole family approach to our discussion – offering advice and guidance, brokerage of services, and/or team around the family support.
By becoming better linked with local schools and preventative supports in the town, we aim to create better connected, more resilient communities. Follow this link to find out how other professionals, and in turn families, have benefited from the Hub.