The Team around the Family can offer advice, help and support in bringing together the right people to help your family.
Children, Young People and their families sometimes need additional support.
How it Works
Someone, it could be you, has some concerns or worries about a family, a young person or child.
The family and young person are contacted and these concerns are discussed with them.
This involves listening to family members to find out the needs, and what is working well.
Together we look at ways to help the family. A small number of people who we think can help are asked to come to a TAF meeting. At the meeting we work together to plan the best way to help. One person will make sure the plan is followed and keep the family involved.
How it Works For You
The services involve you, and are for you.
The TAF is voluntary; you and your family can choose to be involved.
We will make sure you are listened to, by working with you and talking to you we will see what support you need.
Sharing information, with your permission, will save you having to repeat yourself to a lot of different people.
All of this should result in the right help being offered at the right time to make your life an easier one. Things you can get help with are:
|Difficulties you, your child or family have||Anti social behaviour|
|Bullying||Challenging behaviours at home|
|Difficulties in the community||Drug and alcohol misuse|
|Issues with housing||Parenting stresses and problems|
|Poor physical or emotional health||Problems with relationships|
|Problems in school||Teenage pregnancy|
|Young people leaving home or running away|
What is a Team around a Family Meeting?
It is a small meeting between you and people who can help you. It will only be called with your permission.
You will be listened to and heard. We will work with you to get the help you need.
You will be involved in decisions made about how help will be provided.
A TAF Officer will take the lead and work very closely with you and your family.
You will have one main person to contact and they will keep the family involved.
Finding out What Help is Needed
The Joint Assessment Family Framework (JAFF) is used to look at all the important areas in the Family, Child or Young Person’s life – Health, Education, Relationships and Behaviour are all considered.
Issues which affect parenting such as ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, housing and financial difficulties will also be considered.
Information Sharing Information is usually only shared with the permission of the Family, Young Person or Parents, except where there may be a Child or Young Person at risk of harm.
We know it is difficult to ask for help when you need it. To speak to someone from the Team Around the Family contact: 01352 704 173 or email: Rhiannon.firstname.lastname@example.org.