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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Support for families in need

We are here if you need us:

If you have a question or concern about:

  • Your child's work then you should contact their teacher. Emails can be found on our website.
  • The safety or wellbeing of a child - contact our Designated Safeguarding (DSL) team head@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk or Children’s Services (more information below)
  • Financial concerns - contact Mr McKenzie, Mrs Shabankareh or Mrs McDonnell who can refer you to sources of support (see more information below).
  • For any other query, our school office email is the best way to contact us office@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk

 

Supporting families through difficulties

If you feel that your family are in crisis, or would benefit from a Foodbank voucher or other support, please contact us. We will be able to direct you to support and can advise on what is available. All conversations are held without judgment and in confidence. 

Foodbank referrals 

When you contact us to request support from the Foodbank, we need to know:

  • which day you are going to attend a centre?
  • how many people are in your family?
  • do you have any allergies?
  • do you have pets?
  • do you need nappies?
  • do you need feminine hygiene products?

The link to our local Foodbank network is here. Please note that Banstead Foodbank is currently closed. The Foodbank will pre-pack the food and either have it waiting at the appropriate centre or will arrange delivery.

Main contact: Mrs Shabankareh (senco@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk) 
Also:
Mr McKenzie (head@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk) or
Mrs McDonnell (deputy@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk)

 

Tesco Supermarket Vouchers 

We are able to issue Tesco supermarket vouchers to families in need, through a scheme set up by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.

Main contact: Mrs McDonnell (deputy@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk)

Also:
Mrs Shabankareh (senco@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk) or
Mr McKenzie (head@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk) 

 

Crisis Fund 

The Catholic Children’s Society operates a Crisis Fund which provides immediate financial support for families facing a crisis in their lives.  Parish Priests and Headteachers can apply to this fund on behalf of a family.

The Crisis Fund provides immediate financial support for families where a relatively small amount of one-off funding can make a lasting difference. Many families find themselves in traumatic situations completely outside of their control.  One diagnosis/fire/redundancy/death can cause their whole world to unravel.  Without appropriate support these families can face serious hardship and find themselves in a downward spiral. Crisis Fund support can make a huge difference to families in desperate situations when they have nowhere else to turn.

If you think the Crisis Fund could help your family please get in touch for a confidential chat. 

Main contact: Mr McKenzie (head@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk)
Also:
Mrs Shabankareh (senco@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk) or
Mrs McDonnell (deputy@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk)


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Safeguarding

If, during the school closure, you have any safeguarding concerns for your family or another family, then please use our dedicated safeguarding email head@stpeters-leatherhead.surrey.sch.uk. We will then endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and offer any support we can.


Contacting Children's Services

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (CSPA).
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childrens-social-care/contact-childrens-services


The SPA is based at County Hall and acts as the front door to children's services in Surrey. The SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.

  • Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Phone: 0300 470 9100
  • Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to our emergency duty team.
  • Email: emails are dealt with during normal office hours
  • For concerns for a child or young person: csmash@surreycc.gov.uk
  • For concerns for an adult: ascmash@surreycc.gov.uk
  • SMS: 07527 182 861 (for the deaf or hard of hearing)
  • VRS: Sign Language Video Relay Service
  • Fax number: 01483 519862


If you are concerned that a child may be at imminent risk of significant harm please call 999 for police.