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Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership

Support for Staffordshire's children and families

Staffordshire is a great place to live. Most children are happy, safe and have loving homes, but there are some families who face challenges that mean they cannot thrive in the way they want to.  

There is a whole system of support for children in Staffordshire – starting with family, friends and community and ending with intensive, specialist intervention and care. The way every part of the system works has an impact on other parts.


The partnership

This is a group of senior leaders from organisations across Staffordshire including:

  • the county council
  • district and borough councils
  • health organisations
  • police service
  • fire service
  • schools
  • the voluntary sector

The partnership provides leadership to ensure that the system of support for children and their families works well and that families can be happy, healthy and safe.


The goal for Staffordshire's families

The partnership's goal is to create a new relationship between families living in Staffordshire and the organisations who support them.

We want to support people to help people and to enable communities to see the strengths and resources they have to support the families within them.

In practice, more families will feel confident and able to address their own concerns and needs as soon as they arise and to help others.

Where support and early help is required for some families, access to this will be quick and make a difference.

We recognise that some families need more intensive support and we will continuously strive to make sure our response helps families facing challenges to get back on track.

By taking this approach, we can make best use of public sector resources by reducing demand for specialist support, especially across adult and children’s health and social care.


Early help

Early help is the formal approach to improving the lives of children, young people and families that are most in need of support.

Early help work is delivered through a number of partner agencies across Staffordshire that all work together through the Staffordshire’s children’s safeguarding board to improve children’s lives.

Partners conduct an early help assessment with the child and their family to explore the families needs. This allows the partnership to form a multi-agency plan, focusing on how we can work together to ensure that the family can live independently and reach a point where extra help is no longer needed.



Our newsletters aim to highlight the partnership work that we do across Staffordshire to demonstrate how we are all working together to improve the lives of families and communities in Staffordshire.

It will be sent out quarterly. Each quarter we will focus on a different piece of partnership working.

Recent newsletters

See the last few newsletters:

You can also subscribe to our newsletter.


Further information

For more detail on the work of the partnership please download and print out the document below:

Information is also available about the health and wellbeing board.

Please note: if the PDF does not open in your browser, right-click on the link and save the document by selecting 'Save target as'. You can then open the PDF on your computer from the place you have saved them.

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