Support Information for Families & Pupils
We have updated our support leaflet for families and pupils and made all links and contact numbers available on this page for easy access.
This is a difficult time for families, and you may be worried about not having access to the food you need.
If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 4yrs, you may be entitled to vouchers:
Bethel Christian Centre Food Bank
170 Bennett’s Castle Lane, Dagenham, RM8 3XP
Tel: 020 8595 8211
Mon 2 pm to 4 pm
Thurs 10 am to 4 pm
Fri 10 to 1 pm
DO NOT JUST TURN UP: the listed agencies below can refer you to food banks and offer other advice;
Independent Living Agency: ask for Karen Hope 0208 593 6677
Homes and Money Hub: ask for Corrina Kemp 0208 207 3540, 0797 037 0716 or Daniel Smith 0796 851 1864
The Source: 0208 594 2404
Hope for Barking and Dagenham: ask for Emma 0753 516 6256
Carers of Barking and Dagenham 0208 503 4422
These are uncertain times and in the event of a school closure, we still want to make sure our pupils and their families are safe and able to access any support they needed.
Who can I contact if I don’t feel safe?
For Police, Ambulance or Fire services: Call 999
Provides help for anyone under the age of 19: Call 0800 1111
There is also a free app by ChildLine designed by young people that offers chat, advice & tips
Barking and Dagenham MASH Team (Social Services): Call 020 8227 3811
Mental Health Support
Samaritans – A safe place to talk: Call 116 123
Advice and support on domestic abuse: Call 0808 2000 247
The Mix Free helpline for under 25's: Call 0808 808 4994
Culturally sensitive support with Mulsim Youth Helpline: Call 0808 808 2008
Papyrus, confidential support & advice if thinking of suicide: Call 0800 068 4141
BullyingUK (part of Family Lives): Call 0808 800 2222
www.youngminds.org.uk - Provides advice and info for young people, parents & carers
www.ditchthelabel.org - Offer support with bullying and other topics
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - Advice about staying safe online
www.childnet.com - Information and advice for children using the internet
www.saferinternet.org.uk - Films, videos & games with tips on making internet use safer
ww.internetmatters.org - Helping parents keep their children safe online
www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk - Bullying support
You can download these apps for further support.
BBC Own It - Digital wellbeing app
Mindful Gnats - For mindfulness and relaxation techniques
SmilingMinds – Age 7 + - Meditation and mindfulness
Calm Harm – Help to manage the urge to self-harm
Clear Fear – Help to manage anxiety
MeeTwo – Talk about difficult things
You can download our Support Leaflet below.