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Targeted family support

What is targeted family support?

There are children, young people and their families who at certain times in their life will have difficulties and challenges that may lead them to needing extra support from our Targeted Family Support Workers.  

Targeted Family Support teams work in partnership with families who are experiencing complex issues that require a multi-agency approach and plan of intervention. These can be identified through the Worcestershire LSCB levels of need guidance.

Targeted Family Support workers will with the consent of the family complete an Early Help Assessment and plan in partnership with children young people and their families.

What support will the Family Support Worker offer?

The type of support and intervention that a Family Support Worker can offer would be aligned to the child and their family's needs identified in the early help assessment and is likely to involve other agencies who can also work with the family through the difficulties and help to create the changes needed.

What support is already available to you?

There is online information advice and guidance for families as well as health and wellbeing information available to you.

You could also have a look on the Groups for parents page as there are lots of free groups you can attend to learn new tools and tips to help improve things for your family.

Have you spoken to professionals who can help?

If you want some extra help you could talk to a number of professionals that  you  may  already  know  for example,

  • health visitor
  • at school this could be a trusted adult who works in the school (including school nurse) – you could also speak to your school about a drop in with your Early Intervention Family Support Worker
  • childcare provider (e.g. nursery or childminder)
  • college or other training places where you could speak to a trusted adult
  • GP or other medical person who has contact with your family

Request services from early help family support

If you think a family or young person could do with further support and would benefit from other early help services you can request this via our online form.

Complete a referral form

Useful links

Website: Family Links - Parents (opens in a new window)

Website: Family Lives (opens in a new window)

Website: Family Lives - Communicating with teenagers (opens in a new window)

Website: Family Lives - Setting Boundaries for Teenagers (opens in a new window)

Website: YoungMinds (opens in a new window)

Are you worried a child might be at risk?

If you are worried about a child you can make a referral to Children's Social Care