My Name is Wayne McDonald
I am the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Support Worker here at Sacred Heart Primary School.
I have a wealth of knowledge in supporting children and families not only in Sandwell but surrounding local authorities. I have worked in and alongside schools for over twenty years, working in Tipton for around ten of those years. I am dedicated to getting the best outcomes for our families and can support in a variety of ways.
Housing applications, homelessness, benefits, budgeting, children's behaviours, sleeping, referrals to other agencies, foodbanks, clothing, bereavement and loss and attend any meetings involving Sandwell Childrens Trust. Be that Early Help, Child In Need or Child Protection Meetings. We are also foodbank voucher holders.
I will also signpost our families to activities going on throughout the year in our local community and surrounding areas and these will be uploaded to the school website.
We all go through difficult times at some point in our life and that's my role to support you through those difficult periods with the support of other services and agencies as required. I'm a firm believer that working together can achieve the right outcomes at the right time for our children and families.
If you would like any support, please call the main office on 0121 557 1511 or email me on: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I am also present on the doors of reception most days, please pop and say hello.
Useful Contact numbers
Welfare Rights Sandwell
0121 569 3158
School Nursing Team
The Local Food Pantry
0121 612 2934.
The Well Foodbank, 15 Union Street, Tipton DY4 8QJ
0121 569 3100
0121 569 7291
0121 569 6765
Well Being Hub
SMBC (Housing) Tipton
0121 368 1166
Burnt Tree Children’s Centre
0121 507 0740
Tipton Children’s Centre
0121 522 5150
Police (non emergency)
101 in an emergency 999
Changes Parenting Programme
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