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Family Support Worker

Information for Parents and Carers

The main aim of our family support service is to listen, support and advise. Practical parenting strategies are offered to help strengthen existing parenting skills, manage challenging behaviour and concerns around education and outside school life.

A family support worker can also help by referring and signposting you to local services that you may be entitled to access.


Family Support Worker:
Dawn Foxon

Telephone No:
0771 223 5811

Email Address:

What day are our free Drop-in sessions?
There are no current drop-ins due to covid but there are plans to introduce them in the future.


How does it work?
Our support worker will talk with you one-to-one work to listen to your concerns and help support you in any way. This can be a simple chat over a cup of tea.

How can a Family Support Worker help my family?
Parenting is not an easy job and sometimes things can get tough. As parents/carers, every day a new challenge or question may arise and you may wonder what the answer or solution is. The Family Support Worker is here to help and point you in the right direction.

Hi my name is Dawn Foxon and I am a Family Supporter Worker here at St. Michael’s.
I have been working with children, young people and families for over 30 years in various settings: nursery nurse, teaching assistant, advocate and now family support. We all need a little support and guidance at times and my role is to support families to continue working on their strengths and helping them to improve in areas that they are struggling with whether it’s routines, home conditions, emotional well-being or behaviours. As a service we carry out early help assessments and we can signpost families to for specialised support around housing, mental health, addiction, SEN etc.

Please feel free to get in touch, I’m here to help!

Dawn Foxon.

Resources: Family Support

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St Michael’s Family Support Leaflet