Who can help?

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The school have access to a number of agencies all who can provide support for students and their families. Please read through the information on the following pages and speak to the school if we can help any further.

Young Carers

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)

  • Managing medication

  • Looking after younger siblings

  • Helping someone communicate

Wilsthorpe School can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Helen Scott at scotth@wilsthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk or 0115 9729421. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Long Eaton Multi Agency Team (MAT)

Parent and carers may sometimes need extra support to help their children be happy, safe and do as well as possible in life. The Multi Agency Team (MAT) is consent based early help service with staff from a variety of professional backgrounds. Our aim is to provide support at the earliest opportunity to prevent further difficulties. We work with families who have children aged 0-19 years (up to 25 years for a child/young person with a learning difficulty and/or disability).


Our team includes:

  • Family Support Workers

  • Family Support Assistants

  • Personal Advisors

  • Children’s Centre team


We will work closely with you and your family alongside other organisations such as: GP’s, Housing, Schools, Police teams, Social care, Domestic Abuse Support Services,  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Youth Organisations, Voluntary Services, School Nurses, Midwifery and Health Visitors.


Through the MAT you can access free courses such as Positive Parents and The Freedom Programme.


To make a referral for our services please speak to Student Support within school or call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.

Meet Our Student Services Team

We take great pride in working with all students on any concerns or worries they have. They know the students extremely well and are happy to help.


A key role played by Mrs Nall & Mrs Kendrick is working alongside numerous agencies, providing support to students and families outside the educational setting. They are vastly experienced in support strategies and will always find time to support students and parents.

Mrs H. Scott - Assistant Head teacher - SENco

Mrs Nall - Student Services Manager

Mrs Kendrick - Student Services Manager