Parent Support

Parent Support

This is a difficult time for everyone and we know it can be a struggle to balance work, childcare and self-care while keeping worries - both your children's and your own-under control.  To support, we have compiled a list of useful websites that may help ease a little worry and provide answers to some of your questions.  We hope this helps and if you have any school-related queries, then please don't hesitate to email the school office on


Parental Queries

Parenting Smart offers practical advice for parents and carers of children aged 5-11. All of our content is created by Place2Be's parenting experts. Simply search the concern or issue such as Bed wetting or Sibling rivalry and there is small videos of advice and links to further resources an excellent starting point for queries.




Financial Support

Check which benefits you are entitled to. The 'entitled to benefits' calculator will check which means-tested benefits you may be entitled to


If you need advice or want to contact us please use our contact form which you can find here. You can also call us on our Advice Line which is Free Phone 0808 278 7896. If you are making an initial claim for Universal Credit then you will be able to get help from the Citizens Advice Universal Credit Help to Claim Helpline on 0800 144 8444. This is a national service.


Better Off is a service for people who live in Kirklees. Better Off will show you the benefits you are entitled to and will help you to apply for them online.


If you or your family are affected financially, they may be able to help you in a number of ways. The only qualifying criteria are that the family live in Kirklees.

They can:

make referrals for school uniform support (free recycled school uniforms are also available from the Uniform Exchange

advise how to apply for free school meals and school transport

make referrals for food parcels and/or issue a voucher for food or fuel

advise on welfare benefit entitlements, including rent and mortgage payments

advise on local and national COVID-19 assistance schemes

Advise on Council Tax reduction help.


Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services



We provide the UK’s most comprehensive debt advice service. We help people
with debt problems take back control of their finances and their lives.





Their main aim is to improve the lives of people in Kirklees, they believe providing a good home, and a place that their tenants can call their own is key.


We are a partnership of social sector organisations, commissioned by Kirklees Council to support people in our community who face an increased risk of homelessness as a result of their support needs. Our partnership brings together the expertise of all our organisations, allowing us to support people with a range of complex social needs across Kirklees.




This is where you can apply for social housing, place bids for properties and receive personalised housing advice.



Fusion Housing provide Housing Support, Advice, learning and Employment opportunities to local people.



Useful Websites


We provide a range of services to help and support families across the UK, working with organisations and professionals so that children get the best start in life.



Community Plus is a service working within local communities. We offer tailored one to one, short term support to people that would like to have a more connected, happy, independent and healthier life. Our locally based community co-Ordinator's work alongside people, to connect them to groups, activities and support in local communities.


When two people share responsibility for a child, no matter whether they are still together or separated, the relationship between them has a direct impact on the mental health of their children.



We provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use, as well as support and advice to family members and concerned others. We believe that anyone can change the direction of their life and our expert team is here to help you do just that.



West Yorkshire Night OWLS is a confidential support line for children, young people, their parents and carers who live in Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. This is a pilot scheme funded till March 2022. If a child or young person you care for is in a crisis and you are concerned about their emotional wellbeing contact Night OWLS.




Support, Advice and resources for mums to be.



HappyMOMents is just that; a group of friends who came together and realised that their experiences as recent mothers were similar, especially as funding cuts had impacted critical local services in recent years.  Most importantly, they realised they shared a vision to change this parenting experience for the better; to make services and positive educational experiences easier to access for everyone here in Batley & Dewsbury.