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Five Elms Family and Community Practitioner


The role of the FCP

My name is Francesca Paliotta. I have twenty five years experience  working with children and families in various capacities. I have worked as an Au Pair, Crèche Worker, Nursery Nurse,  Learning Support Assistant,  Learning Mentor and Parent Support Adviser. I have been working at Five Elms since September 2011 as a PSA and my role has now evolved into the Five Elms Family and Community Practitioner.

  • Confidential one to one meetings.  This is a solution focussed support service for parents and children;
  • Referrals to outside organisations and groups for parents and children;
  • General Information and signposting to other services;
  • Providing Foodbank vouchers;
  • Common Assessment Framework - If families are experiencing many issues at once they may want to complete a CAF document. This helps to access and coordinate meetings with support services;
  • Courses and Workshops;
  • Coffee Mornings with guest speakers;
  • Facilitating Five Elms Friends' Association who will help organise fundraising opportunities and school events; and  
  • Developing community links that could be helpful to families.

Francesca Paliotta

Family and Community Practitioner

Direct Line : 0208 270 6699

School Office: 0208 270 4909


To view the upcoming events for parents click here.

For a list of local support services click here.

Organisation & Services for families

Here are some of the organisations and services that we help families access:

· Child Development Team

· Youth Service

· Carers and Young Carers

· Citizen’s Advice  Housing Support

· Victim Support including the Domestic Violence Against Violence and Abuse Programme for Families

· CAMHS- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

· Bereavement Support Services

· Community organisations: The Hub at Castle Point and Adanna Womens' Support Group

· OASIS– Outreach for Autism Support and Information Sharing

· Financial Support and advice through the Money Advice Service or Christians Against Poverty

· Foodbanks

· IAPT– Improving Access To Psychological Therapy

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