Family support workers (part of the Early Intervention & Family Support Service (EI&FSS) tend to work with children, young people and their families within the family home. They can undertake a wide range of work, from helping families to make links with community and universal services such as registering with a GP or attending their local Children’s Centre, through to helping families understand each other members better and improve their relationships.
Family support workers also undertake a large amount of work with families to help them establish routines and behaviours that make family living more positive.
If you think you or your child may benefit from this type of service, please speak with a professional you’re already in contact with (this may be someone in a Children’s Centre, your Health Visitor or perhaps someone at your child’s school) and they will be able to explore this with you.
It is likely that they will wish to undertake an assessment of your child and family’s needs using the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and then they may use this to help understand what further services could be of benefit to you.