Local Support Teams
Local Support Teams work with children and young people who have a problem that can’t be solved within the family or at school (or with the help of other services that everyone can access such as doctors or children’s centres) but who don’t need intensive social work support.
They can help when there’s an ongoing issue with a young person not attending school for example or a concern about alcohol or drug use.
They’ll give advice on how a child’s needs could be met, but they may also do more in depth work on a one-to-one basis or with groups of families.
On occasion, if there is an issue that is affecting a school, perhaps anti-social behaviour for example, Local Support Teams will develop a programme that will support a whole school.
There are 20 Local Support Teams across the county, so there will be one supporting families in your local area.
Find out how to get support from a Local Support Team.
If you are a children’s services professional and would like more information on the Families First Service, please visit the Families First partner web pages.