Supporting Parents

Sandwich Technology School hopes to offer support and advice for all parents, including on topics that are primarily based out of school, but potentially have an impact on a young person’s academic success and wellbeing.

Our Youth Tutor

The school employ a Youth Tutor, Mr Clive Birnie, who will be available at set times throughout the school holidays to direct parents towards support mechanisms.

Clive can be contacted on:

Between 9am-3pm on the following dates:

8th -12th April 2024

5th- 23rd August 2024

In addition, please find below some useful links and contact details for external providers:

Dover District Youth Hub - 03000 420008 -

Financial Support

We have been advised of the following information which may help some of our families:

Household Energy Bill – Additional Support

Kent County Council is currently working with Citizens Advice North and West Kent to support residents on low incomes who are taking positive steps to address their debts.  Residents could be eligible for additional support towards their household energy bill and receive up to £500 (subject to eligibility criteria).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scheme, residents must at a minimum meet the following qualifying criteria:  

  • Be aged 16 or over.
  • Be a Kent resident, permanently living within one of the 12 local authorities covered by Kent County Council (this excludes Medway, Bromley, and Bexley)  
  • Be responsible for paying the household energy bill (one award per household). If a partner is awarded an energy card, but is not the main energy account holder, they can still use the card against the household energy costs.  
  • Be accessing support through the ‘Kent Money Advice Hub’.

Other eligibility criteria will apply and be assessed through the debt advice process.

Funding is limited so please contact the Kent Money Advice Hub by clicking on the link below and contacting via ‘video call’ in the first instance

Kent Money Advice Hub

Useful support links

Advice around Child to Parent Abuse


Drug and Alcohol AdviceFearless | crimestoppersGet It: free condoms, sexual health testing and advice | Get It


It offers free, safe andanonymous support through magazines, discussion boards, chat and lots more;

KoothMind - Mental Health Support

YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Moodspark - A website designed by young people where you can learn how to look after your emotional wellbeing and mental health;


UK Safer Internet Centre

Please find some further information below;

Headstart in Dover

Early Help and Preventative Services

Post 16 destination