Support for Parents and Families

Supporting Families within our TPA Community 


At Tangmere Primary Academy we are committed to supporting parents and families in order to keep children safe. Being a parenting can be hard at times and there are circumstances where you may feel you need some extra help. Please see some information pages below for additional support that you can access.



NSPCC - 'Talk Pants.' 

This site teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried. There are activities for children and also advice for parents. 


NSPCC - Protecting children from different forms of abuse.

Physical Chastisement - Protecting Children from Physical Abuse


Domestic Violence 

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Tangmere Primary Academy is part of the Operation Encompass intervention.

For more information click on the link below which will take you to their website:


Safe In Sussex

Safe in Sussex is a registered charity providing help and support for people affected by domestic abuse in West Sussex.  With refuge accommodation and outreach programmes, they support victims of abuse, providing providing education and training on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse, and by promoting healthy relationships.

Email:              Tel: 0330 333 7416 


West Sussex WORTH Specialist Domestic Abuse Services 

WORTH Services supports people at high risk of harm due to domestic abuse. 


Tel: 07834 968539 or 033 022 28181 

Financial support

Help for Households

This website will signpost the support available to help with the cost of living. 


Food support

UK Harvest - Fed and Nourished

UKHarvest is a not-for-profit perishable food rescue operation and education charity, eliminating hunger and food waste by:

  • Redistribution of quality excess food

  • Providing education

  • Engagement with communities

  • Inspiring innovation

Fed and Nourished are community food hubs operated by UKHarvest, which support families and individuals to get the food they need whilst helping to fight food waste at the Community Food Hub. There us access to affordable food, opportunities to learn low-cost cooking, and find support on a range of social issues. Just bring a bag and a suggested donation of £5. No one will be turned away. See the UK Harvest timetable to see when Fed & Nourished will next be in Tangmere. 


Chichester Foodbank

When referred to Chichester foodbank, families are able to receive a food parcel to last 3 days and are able to give information to support in resolving any difficulties that the family might find themselves in at this time. 

TPA is one of the Foodbank referral agencies, so please contact the office if you would benefit from an emergency foodbank voucher. 


Clothes & Toiletries 

Little Bundles Chichester & Arundel 

This Charity offers support to those unable to buy the essentials for their young children- providing essential items in new or nearly new condition for mothers, and their children aged from birth to 11 years old

Tel: 0300 330 0700  


Family Support can be found at;

Family Lives

Family lives is an organisation that offers advice and support for all aspects of family life. 

Helpline: 0808 800 2222                   

Chichester Children and family Centre 

CFC offers a range of support, information and guidance to parents, carers and young people as part of Early Help.  Hubs are open for families to drop in and speak to staff Monday to Friday on a whole range of issues affecting you and your family. 


Tel:01403 229900 

Family Lives

A number of subjects are covered on this website that are relevant to family life.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222  


If you and your family are going through Separation or Divorce, support and guidance can be found at:

Gingerbread - supporting single parents 


Young Minds

Guidance and supporting when going through divorce or separation. 


Supporting Families with children who have additional needs



An SEND Information, Advice and Support Service which provides impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.


Tel: 0330 222 8555 (open 9am – 4pm,  Mon – Fri). 


Reaching Families 

A parent/ carer led charity formed to support parents and families of children with SEND needs within West Sussex. 


Tel: 07845 648 518 or 01903 366 360 


A local charity supporting children with disabilities aged 0-25 and their families in the Chichester and Arun districts of West Sussex. PACSO offer a range of respite activities and fun events for the whole family to enjoy. 

Tel: 01243 533353



For children and families supporting from Bereavement 

Winston’s Wish 

A charity supporting grieving children and young people after the death of someone important. 


Young Minds - Grief & Loss

Information, advice and signposting for if your child has experienced the loss of someone close. 


Child Bereavement UK 

Information and guidance on how to support children experiencing grief. 

Tel:  0800 02 888 40 

To find other services within West Sussex to support families, see the West Sussex Local Offer at