Children and families social work
Here, we step in at the right moment to help children and families turn their lives around. As always, it’s about building trusting relationships and being a positive presence when people need us most.
We ensure children with disabilities are kept safe, while always being supported to grow and develop. We’ll assess their needs, and work with families to provide a relevant, impactful service. Many of the children we help have a range of complex needs - either medical or behavioural - so multi-agency working is key to everything we do.
We work on cases that don’t meet the threshold for specialist family support services, but still need our help. This is about implementing the Child in Need plan, and working directly with families to reduce our interventions.
In this team, we work with families and children who are on the edge of coming into care. We build up positive relationships with them – founded on both communication and trust. Everything we do is short-term, and takes place in the family home.
We’re here for families facing multiple problems, and therefore need a high level of support. There are dedicated social workers per family to address underlying issues as a whole, who will be involved for as long as it takes to turn things around. It’s about developing trusting, warm relationships with families so positive and lasting changes are made.