The School Family Worker service is part of Hertfordshire's Families First Early Intervention strategy. To find out more visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/familiesfirst

All School Family Workers are skilled and experienced and trained to support families. All personnel involved with St Albans Plus and Vista and delivering services on our behalf are trained in safeguarding and hold enhanced CRBs with the company.

The St Albans Plus team of School Family Workers in St Albans are there to support your child and to help remove barriers to their learning.  They are non-judgemental in their approach and can support you with:

  • Routines and boundaries
  • Bullying and internet safety
  • Bereavement and separation
  • Changing school/Transition
  • Communication with your teenager
  • Housing and benefit support
  • Rewards and sanctions – anger and behaviour management
  • Supporting SEN

St Albans Plus quality assures all its associate personnel, Counsellors and Mentors.  We ensure Counsellors and Mentors have up to date relevant qualifications.

Counsellors have, as a minimum, the Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and AQA High Diplomas and are members of MBACP – their professional body.  All our Counsellors are experienced practitioners who follow the BACP ethical codes of practice and receive regular clinical supervision.

Our Mentors have a background in education, youth work or counselling and receive regular supervision.

The team

Director

Jo Maher

Deputy Partnership Development Officer

Karin Ridout

Assistant Partnership Development Officer

Chris Engstrom

Senior School Family Worker

Rachel Robin

School Family Workers

Claire Coker

Sara Corre

Naomi Mackenzie-Davies 

Sam Morriss

Leanne Shaw

Janet Wiggins

Behaviour Support Worker

Stacy Holland

Counsellors

Gill Darby

Angie Phythian

Suzanne Towner

Helen Uwins

Mentors

Mark Broom

Paul Weber

Tom Curtis