School-Home Support’s aim is to work with children and families to make the most out of their educational opportunities, and improve their life chances. To make this a reality, schools require staff with the skills to provide effective support to children and their families, whether that is in the form of an SHS Practitioner, or their own staff.
In recent years, local authorities and schools have been under increasing pressure, especially with regards to funding. Not all schools have the resources to fund a practitioner. This means that although all schools have pastoral responsibilities, these staff often don’t get the support they need to deliver the most effective interventions.
SHS Membership was developed to provide professional support to staff in schools across the country. Anyone can sign up, and it’s totally free. Members receive:
- Access to the SHS Forum, where members can discuss issues with our expert practitioners and peers
- Up to 20% discount on all SHS products and services, so members can access low-cost support
- Email bulletins with safeguarding advice, news and offers
- A free welcome ticket to our annual conference, subject to availability
School-Home Support has proven to be the answer to our problems, providing a blended support programme of face-to-face expert supervision, staff briefings and online materials including expert guidance in relation to our safeguarding duties. Such high quality provision has equipped staff, pupils and parents with the tools needed to improve pupil and parent welfare, attendance, engagement and crucially learning and safer working practices.Dave Thompson, Assistant Head at Chadwell Heath Academy
City & Guilds Level 3 Working with Parents
Accredited ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Toolkit
SHS Knowledge Suite
Case File Audit
Comprises of ten 1.5 hour sessions* per year for one member of staff. Provides a dedicated space for reflecting on case work and developing better understanding and skills of professional practice. Supervision also allows staff the space to explore emotions brought up by their work and to receive case direction.
*Outside of the M25 we are able to provide video-conference supervisions.
Member: £1,695 per annum Non-member: £1,995 per annumLearn more
This is the industry standard qualification for those working with families, with the overall responsibility of improving outcomes with attendance, attainment and behaviour for young people. The courses are designed to equip learners with the essential knowledge and skills to enable them to work effectively with parents, helping them to understand their parenting role and to meet children's social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs.
This C&G Level 3 qualification is available via a range of pathways, each extending further a learner’s depth of knowledge for Work with Parents and will suit you if you deliver frontline services to parents and carers in children's centres, schools or other settings.
Launching nationwide in January 2018 - Online learning content for Foundation Unit 300 Work with Parents.
Certificate - Member: £1,200 Non-member: £1,500Learn more
Available nationally - Included in the toolkit is the Level 2 Award in Safeguarding (City & Guilds accredited) online course for up to 5 staff members; this is recommended particularly for your senior leadership team and designated safeguarding lead. Also included are a variety of policies and templates to enable you to comply with keeping children safe in education.
This Level 2 Online qualification will support learners to develop a knowledge and understanding of the ways in which young people may be vulnerable to harm, abuse or exploitation in the workplace and/or the learning environment. It will help the learner to understand the personal responsibilities required to keep young people safe, the role and responsibilities of different agencies, the legal context of safeguarding and the national guidelines for recognising and reporting situations where young people may be at risk of harm, abuse and exploitation.
Member: £495 per annum Non-member: £595Learn more
SHS Knowledge Suite offers online learning modules on a variety of topics to support working with children and families, including Child Sexual Exploitation, Fuel Poverty, Autism Awareness, and much more. Also included are an extensive range of downloadable best practice resources to support the work. Access is granted for up to 5 staff members of your choosing.
Member: £395 Non-member: £495Learn more
These one day workshops, available nationally, are designed to increase awareness and provide practical tools to support staff across your school. The workshops are solution-focused and pick up on four important topics for schools. Current workshops available are: Introduction to Safeguarding, Maximising Parental Engagement, Increasing Attendance, Effectively Managing Transitions, and Ready for School (Early Years and Ready for Secondary School).
Member: £995 (inside the M25) Non-member: £1,295 (inside the M25)Learn more
This includes an audit of the recording method and details within your school. You will be provided with a RAG rated audit outcome, with recommendations for any areas that require improvement.
Member: £495 per annum Non-member: £595Learn more
This is an independent safeguarding audit which will include reviewing recording and case files, as well as a review of policies and discussions with the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Lead Governor for Safeguarding, along with other key staff. The audit has been designed to record a comprehensive list of issues and evidence, providing you with feedback on how well you are embedding safeguarding across your school. The final report will detail the evidence of how you meet your statutory responsibilities and provide you with a detailed review and action plan. This will include discussions with key staff and governors.
(Prices are for a one day case audit and follow up report. Additional days may be required for settings with a greater than average number of active cases.)
Member: £1,795 Non-member: £1,995Learn more
Comprises of ten 1.5 hour sessions for up to 5 staff. This is largely led by the needs of the group and can include case discussion and direction, identifying training needs, managing workloads, improving productivity, supporting changes, and managing stress levels. It is often an invaluable space to allow staff to come together and discuss issues that are often get lost in the everyday needs of their roles.
Member: £1,195 per annum (inside the M25) Non-member: £2,395 (inside the M25)Learn more