Family Support

Family support focuses on what is possible and how families can obtain it, on this basis when delivering support the following set of practice principles apply.

  • Working in partnership with children, families, professionals and communities.
  • Family support intervention is needs led and strive for minimum intervention required.
  • Clear focus on the wishes, feelings, safety and wellbeing of children.
  • Family support services reflects a strengths based perspective.
  • Family support aims to promote and strengthen informal support networks.
  • Family support is accessible and flexible.
  • Families are encouraged to self-refer.
  • Involvement of families in planning and delivery of service.
  • Service aims to promote social inclusion.
  • Measureable outcomes.