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Families First service overview

Working at a local level

The Families First service works in a localised way with the key people needed to meet the needs of a community.

The service covers the whole of Staffordshire. We deliver it through 19 geographical patches spread across Staffordshire’s 8 districts.

Within each patch, services are primarily delivered through:

For further information please download the document below or get in touch with us.

Ensuring a co-ordinated response

We bring together all services that work with children, young people and families.

Level 3 - multiple needs

Who do you help?

Children who have many needs who may not maintain satisfactory health, development and/or learning. This may include children in need as defined by section 17 of the Children Act 1989.

Who can help?

Typical service response is carried out by local support teams.

Level 4 - acute needs

Who do you help?

Children in crisis, with complex, acute and often long term need, including:

  • Where parents refuse or are consistently not able to co-operate.
     
  • Children who have complex disabilities.
     
  • Parental resistance and lack of support mechanisms which results in children suffering or likely to be suffering significant harm.
     
  • Children who are offending and subject to a court order.
     
  • Children who have serious unmet enduring health, development and/or learning needs (including Children in Need as defined by section 17 of the Children Act 1989).

Who can help?

Typical service response - specialist services including:

Specialist services, supporting families with needs at level 4 are, in the main, provided by:


 

Get in touch

Local support teams

If you have any specific questions about the Families First service such as:

  • What does it mean for my organisation?
     
  • How can I get access to the support of your local support team?

Please contact your local support team co-ordinator.

Specialist safeguarding units

Concerned about a child that is already supported by a safeguarding social worker?

Please contact the relevant specialist safeguarding unit.

Reporting a safeguarding concern

Do you have a safeguarding concern where a child is suffering? Or are they at risk of suffering significant harm?

Please contact our First Response team immediately.

 

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