Family Support Service help

How the Family Support Service can help

Family Support Service help

The Family Support Service helps children, young people and families early before problems become bigger. This is known as an early help, which is a partnership approach to supporting families in need of additional help.

Through advice, signposting, sessions at Family Centres, group work programmes and specialised one to one support, the service is available for parents, children, and young people from birth to 19 years (or up to 25 years for people with special educational needs and disabilities).

Continuum of Need

 We offer 3 levels of support depending on the challenges parents, children and young people are facing.  The levels of support we work to are based on Buckinghamshire’s Continuum of Need.

Universal Services Level 1

Universal services can be accessed by all families in Buckinghamshire. There is no need for a referral. 

Level 2 Support

Comprehensive Support Level 3

We offer more focused support to families for up to six months if they are experiencing multiple or complex issues.

Level 3 Support

Additional Services Level 2

Additional services offer short term, small group and individual targeted support for parents and young people.

Early Help Forum

Early Help Partnership Forum

Co-ordinates a response when current support work with a family, child or peer group is not resulting in positive change.

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