St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School, Beckbridge Lane, Normanton, WF6 2HZ

01924 891685

St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

Parental Support

Children First Hubs

The Children First Hubs work with families or young people who would like some extra support to deal with a difficult situation.  Getting help early can stop things from getting worse and becoming harder to manage.

Children First Hubs will work alongside the professionals already involved with your family and can offer short term co-ordinated packages of support for a range of issues including:

  • Family relationships
  • Behaviours that are challenging
  • School attendance
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Domestic abuse
  • Parental conflict
  • Housing issues
  • Employment and debt problems

Income Related Free School Meals

Have your circumstance changed? Are you now entitled to Income related Free School Meals? Do you claim benefits? Check your eligibility and apply on line now using this link. 



Young Minds

Mental health support for children and young people, including a parent helpline. Take a look at their website.



My Local Offer, Wakefield

Providing support and information for families with children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and/or a disability. Find out about activities and groups you can join in with here.



Wakefield Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

Take a look at the parents & carers section for useful information about Early Help, CAMHS, bullying, E-safety, Mental Health and Wellbeing etc.


Wakefield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Wakefield can talk to you about mental health concerns. If you’re a young person aged 16 to 17, a parent or carer of a child or young person, or a professional such as a GP, teacher or social care worker, you can get in touch now:

Also available  CAMHS a guide for young people, families and carers.  Wakefield CAMHS have developed a resources area which has lots of information and downloadable workbooks, leaflets and materials to help support you, or your child.

Children and young people may understandably be concerned or worried by what they see, read or hear in the news, online or at school regarding coronavirus.  There are ways in which you can support them to understand what is currently happening click here for some resources




With the help of our friendly dinosaur Pantosaurus, Talk PANTS is a simple conversation to help keep your child safe from sexual abuse.

PANTS guide for parents


Infant crying – advice for new parents

Infant crying is normal and it will stop! Babies start to cry more frequently from around 2 weeks of age. Comfort methods  can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop. Is the baby hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change? 

It’s okay to walk away if you have checked the baby is safe and the crying is getting to you. After a few minutes when you are feeling calm, go back and check on the baby.

Never, ever shake or hurt a baby. It can cause lasting brain damage and death.

Some advice can be found in these short films.

Further advice can be found on the website