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
Staffordshire's Family Strategic Partnership is a group of senior leaders from organisations across Staffordshire including the county council, district and borough councils, health organisations, police, fire, schools and 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.
More detail on the work of the partnership can be found in the document below: