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Supporting you and your child

Family Support Service

The aim of family support is to give all children the best possible start in life, enabling them to reach their full potential and lead happy and healthy lives.

What is family support?

Children’s Centre Family Support Workers offer help and support to families with under fives.

We know having young children can be challenging at times, so offer a wide range of support and advice tailored to each family depending on their individual needs.

Family Support Workers are trained and experienced practitioners who have a background working with children and families.

They can also offer more focused support to families within their own home.

Family Support Workers are based within Bournemouth’s Children’s Centres and part of the Early Help Family Support Hub.

 

Working together

Together, you and your family support worker will complete an assessment looking at your whole family's needs.

Your family support worker can provide information, advice, guidance and resources on a range of topics such as child behaviour, child development and support with parenting. They can also signpost to other relevant services, such as housing, benefits employment and training, that can support your family.

Together, you and your family support worker will regularly review your family’s goals and progress.

 

What next?

If you feel that family support could benefit you and your family, speak to your local children’s centre, health visitor, midwife or childcare setting.

Further Information