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Welcome to Rokeby Primary School's Student and Family Support Team.  Our main focus, in our family support role, is to work with and support our pupils and their families to achieve a positive outcome for all.



Meet the team.


Melanie Pinks is the Senior Family Support Worker at Rokeby Primary School and has been in this post for 3 years.  She is fully trained in the Early Help process, formally known as CAF (Common Assessment Framework).


Early Help provides help for children, parents and families who need support in any area of everyday life, such as family separations, bereavement, attendance, housing and even homework. 


Our SAFS team at Rokeby Primary School are:


        Head               - Mrs James

        Lead                - Mrs Pinks

        SENco             - Mrs O'Leary

        Attendance      - Mrs Evans

        SENco Admin  - Mrs Collins


Lorna Evans and Melanie Pinks are both trained in delivering the Triple P programme - primary 0-12, which is a Practical Parenting Programme designed to enable parents to gain extra tools to help with your child's behaviours, sleeping patterns, meal times and many other areas. 


If you are interested in finding out  about this programme, please visit the office for more information.


Warwickshire County Council recommend this programme and the families who have already completed the course found it very helpful.


Lorna Evans, is also our attendance officer and supports families with getting their children to school everyday and on time. 


I am also part of the safeguarding team in school. Other safeguarding champions are our Head teacher Jen James, Miss Cripps and Miss Wincott, our Business Manager. 


Warwickshire safeguarding Board has now amalgamated with MASH. 



Warwickshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub


About the MASH

People in Warwickshire are safeguarded from harm, receiving the services they need, at the right time, effectively and efficiently. The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, National Health Service (NHS) and other key partner agencies working together to safeguard children, young people and adults.


The MASH will deal with new safeguarding concerns, where someone is concerned about the safety or well-being of a child or adult, or thinks they might be at risk of harm. For example, a teacher may believe that one of their pupils is at risk of harm at home, or a doctor may think an older person is being neglected.

Within the MASH, information from different agencies will be collated and used to decide what action to take. As a result, the agencies will be able to act quickly in a co-ordinated and consistent way, ensuring that children and adults are kept safe. The MASH will involve representatives from the Warwickshire County Council Social Services, Police, Health, Probation and other key agencies working together in the same location. There are also links to other key services and agencies.


You can contact the MASH on 01926 414144 or at mash@warwickshire.gcsx.gov.uk

Early Years Support and Services


Rugby Children's Centres are an exciting place where parents and carers of children under five can access high quality support and fun activities for themselves and their children across a variety of sites in the Rugby area.


From prebirth to 4 years of age.


Services include: health services, family support, parenting and adult learning courses, play sessions, to signposting various other support services including housing, finance, debt and counselling.  Further details can be found on the links below.

Warwickshire Family Information Service

Warwickshire Family Information Service 1


Website: Warwickshire.gov.uk/FIS


Save £££ On Your Energy Bills; Every 10 Minutes a Child in England Has a Rotten Tooth Removed; Training to Keep Your Family Safe Online; & more

Rugby Food Bank


Quotation taken directly from the Rugby Food Bank website.


"We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK."


Citizens' Advice Bureau