- For: Individual children and families with emotional, behavioural or social difficulties, between the ages of 4 – 18 years old.
- Referral Criteria: Professional referrals can only be accepted for the Home School Links service as Schools directly commission this service.
Jigsaw4u can provide on-site Specialist Support Workers who specialise in working with children and young people. Home School Links is adapted to the needs of your school and your students.
Jigsaw's Home School Links Service Area
Operates across Merton, Sutton, Croydon, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond-upon-Thames
Learn more about our Home School Links service
Quotes from children and teachers
“At school I like to use the drop in because it gets things off my chest and it’s nice to spend time with the other children in the drop in. When I see them again in the playground it’s nice because we all use drop-in, so I feel like they are my friends.”Home School Links child
“My Jigsaw4u support worker helped me overcome my fears and feel safer at home and school.”Home School Links child
“My daughter started showing signs of anxiety when she was in Reception. Gradually over the next couple of years it got worse and she struggled with getting into school.
Jigsaw4u never judged us and always offered invaluable advice. They have been crucial in not only helping my daughter, but also by being there for me as a parent. Jigsaw4u has gone above and beyond in supporting our family.”Parent of Home School Links child
“Jigsaw4u's sessions helped me as they took me out of lessons and I knew I had someone to talk to.
It also reassured me to express my feelings in a talkative way. The fidget toys helped me to calm down in stressful times. I also felt that I had someone there for me, all the time, not just in sessions.
My support worker gave me different strategies to cope in unique ways such as glasses (different perspectives), which showed me how I felt. We had plenty of games to play and our sessions always made me feel like I was in a safe space.”Home School Links child
“He is no longer violent in school and is a lot less aggressive at home.”Parent of Home School Links child
“Your Home School Links support in school with our children and families has been fantastic! The children are so excited and look forward to your sessions, feedback has been so positive! Your transition group has been a life saver!”Gemma SidawayDesignated Safeguarding Lead and Family Support Leader, Cranmer Primary School
“They have been invaluable when my children have had to face living with terminally ill parents or the heartache caused when a parent takes their own life.
The staff are so experienced and extremely caring, and the support for the children, their families and the school is beyond measure.
I would find it difficult to deal with these situations without their advice and practical help”Ro MayburyHeadteacher, Abbotsbury Primary School
How Home School Links could help your school
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- Childline: 0800 1111
- Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
- Samaritans: 116 123
- South London Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999
- Child Sexual Exploitation Helpline: 116 000
- Talk to Frank – Drug and Alcohol advice): 0300 123 6600
- PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide: Phone – 0800 68 4141 & Text: 07786 209697
- Merton MASH: 020 8545 4226
- Sutton Children’s First Contact Service (CFCS): 020 8770 6001
- Croydon Single Point of Contact (SPOC): 0208 255 2888
Out of hours: 0208 726 6400
- Wandsworth MASH and WSCP: 020 8871 6622
- Richmond and Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA): 020 8547 5008
- NHS Urgent Mental Health Support – 24/7 Crisis Lines: Merton, Sutton, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth: 0800 028 8000
- Croydon: 0800 731 2864
- NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
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