The Cluster Team

COVID-19 Statement

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TNCP Cluster Team is mostly working from home. All activity programmes and groups are suspended until further notice. One to one support with children and families continues, although much of this support will be taking place over the phone or outdoors. Face to face one to one support has resumed in school and centre based venues where we have access to COVID-19 secure meeting space. 

We are also currently responding to new Government advice and guidance associated with the three tier approach and have taken action which is in the best interests of all staff and families affected.

We appreciate that current health and safety measures can be frustrating, upsetting, and difficult, however our overall priority is to keep children, families and staff safe. Thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times, it is greatly appreciated!

Click on the links below to view our COVID-19 risk assessments:

One to one support

Home visits

Individual transport

One to one support via video link

Working in office environments during the COVID-19 pandemic

We will also be completing a COVID-19 health screening questionnaire with children and families before every face to face support session to help protect staff.

Additional risk assessments have been produced in relation to other specific areas of Cluster work during the COVID-19 pandemic. These risk assessments are available to relevant parties upon request.

For school specific COVID-19 risk assessments, please visit your child’s school’s website direct.


RKLT’s Temple Newsam Community Partnership has a Cluster Team who works with our local schools and partners to provide a comprehensive package of targeted and universal support for local children, young people and families experiencing social, emotional and/ or behavioural difficulties. The team currently consists of the following:

Leadership and Community Team

  • Lisa Oxley – Cluster and Targeted Services Leader
  • Gemma Sargeant – Cluster Manager
  • Rachel Stockdill – Cluster Community Worker

This team provides leadership, coordination and support for all targeted and universal Cluster services including:

  • 1:1 support for children and young people
  • 1:1 support for parents and carers
  • Advice, guidance and consultation for schools and partners
  • Supervision and training
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and marketing
  • Community volunteer programme
  • Community and adult learning opportunities
  • Community projects
  • School holiday activity programmes
  • Wider community links, partnerships and opportunities
  • Strategic links to Leeds City Council, NHS and the third sector in order to shape children and family services across Leeds

Parent Support Team

  • Bev Scott – Cluster Parent Support Worker
  • Kath Riach – Cluster Parent Support Worker

This team provides 1:1 early intervention support for parents and carers, delivers evidence based parent support groups and courses, and provides advice, guidance and consultation for schools and partners. In reality the team also provides intensive family support, alongside specialist services, to children and families who are amongst the most vulnerable in Leeds e.g. those at risk of being taken into care, those on child protection plans and those that have been adopted/ fostered or in special guardianship arrangements.

Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing Team

  • Hannah Allen – Cluster Emotional Wellbeing Worker
  • Lizzie Haigh – Cluster Emotional Wellbeing Worker
  • Victoria Northern – Cluster School’s Therapist

This team provides 1:1 early intervention counselling and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people. In particular they support children and young people experiencing issues with low mood, anxiety, trauma, self-harm and suicidal ideation. Advice, guidance and consultation is also offered to schools and partners. In reality this team also support children who are at risk of, or have attempted suicide, or that have or are at risk of significant mental health breakdown. They support schools and families to manage this risk in universal settings alongside specialist services.

Attendance Support

  • Rachel Lee – Cluster Attendance Manager

Our Attendance Manager works 1:1 with children, young people and families to ensure positive attendance at school. Rachel can also provide advice, guidance and support for schools and partners. Where positive improvements are not made by families, Rachel can prepare cases for legal intervention when appropriate to do so.

Please speak to your child’s school in the first instance if you have any support needs of your own that you would like to discuss.

Northpoint are currently recruiting a Mental Health Practitioner to work on behalf of the TNCP and within the Cluster Team. Click here for more details.