All children deserve to get the best start in life.
Unfortunately for many children this isn't their reality. Parental
mental ill health, substance and alcohol misuse, unemployment and
poverty can all seriously affect children.
But with the right support, we know children can overcome even
the most difficult circumstances. Targeted services at the earliest
point possible can make a significant difference: stopping cycles
of neglect, stopping intergenerational cycles of deprivation,
helping children to achieve better outcomes and reach their full
potential. Our services range from therapeutic support for children
who have suffered abuse to specialist parenting programmes to help
parents address problems with their child's behaviour. We're there
with support, for even the most complex and challenging needs.
Children and families growing strong
Building individual resilience keeps families together,
benefitting the child's development now and long into the future.
For parents with mental ill health or substance misuse, it's about
getting the right therapy and support to get them well again. We
help families deal with any difficulties they may be having. Like
post natal depression or a recent diagnosis for their disabled
child. It's about keeping families strong and helping them stay
Whether requiring intensive or ongoing support, we help parents
address their problems at crisis point and for the
longer-term. Helping families about to be evicted and those seeking
asylum - we're there with the emotional and practical support
families need, when they need it.
Supporting families when they break up
Sometimes families breakup because that's the best choice for
everyone involved. With services like family group conferencing and
mediation, we provide a safe, confidential and neutral place for
families to talk through their problems. It's about helping parents
take shared responsibility and ensuring the emotional, physical and
intellectual wellbeing of the child is protected during these
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