During May half term, The Paving the Way team piloted an exciting new project with Leo Academy Trust, to provide support and advice for parents of children facing new and ongoing challenges.
The project is just the start of a range of new support surgeries and workshops for parents and children across the borough. We will be working in partnership with Leo Academy Trust and The London Borough of Sutton. This project will continue throughout the summer holidays for vulnerable children.
Members of Paving the Way ran a surgery for parents, to discuss issues, signpost services and provide resources. We were inundated with interest, and attendance from parents was excellent and we were able to offer a great deal of support, amongst tears and laughter, to some very grateful families. The project highlighted the need for early intervention/parental support, and aims to prevent issues escalating. It also gave parents the confidence to ask for a referral to our service where necessary.
‘That’s great that there has been a good take up, obviously a service that is really needed, especially at this time.’ – Leo Academy
‘Thank you. I feel a weight has been lifted after our conversation.’- Parent
You can read more about the work of the team here