An Introduction to the Family Support Service

 

Our Family Support Service is regarded as one of the most valuable resources available to schools and families in the area.  It is there to provide help for families in the area who, for whatever reason, encounter problems and challenges in the day to day process of raising and supporting a family.

We recognise that almost every family faces practical, financial, emotional and behavioural challenges at some point, and almost every child will show some behavioural issues at some time or another.  Most of the time, this is just part and parcel of growing up and raising a family, and parents and carers find solutions to cope with these.  However, every now and again some families may need a bit more support and assistance.   This could be from any number of causes; bullying at school, changes in health or employment status of a familiy member, coping with loss of a loved one, dealing with divorce/separation or many other reasons.

This is where the Family Support Service comes in.  Our team of experienced and professional support workers work closely with families and make sure we tailor support to meet a family's needs.  This may be through just our service or, with consent from the family, by working with other agencies or services.  We provide individual parenting advice to help parents to support their own children in difficult times.  We also offer a counselling service for children who need help and support of their own to deal with troubling issues.

This help can be requested by parents, or sometimes suggested by schools who might see behaviour or non-attendance at school which is not always obvious to parents.  However it is initiated, this support is always delivered on an agreed basis with parents and is fully confidential and is absolutely free.  We have already worked with many families and we are committed to helping children and young people in the area.

For details of how to contact our Family Support Service click here.

For detailed information about how the service works, our aims, ethos, approach and expectations, click here for a link to our Parent Information and Expectations Sheet.

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