In Walsall we are proud to be one of the 15 Local Authority Partnerships that have secured a place on the Department of Education ‘Strengthening Families, protecting children programme’ and will be receiving a significant investment to develop an evidence-based model in protecting children.
The model, originally developed in Hertfordshire, implements multi-disciplinary teams across our 4 localities with children’s Social Workers, probation officers, adult recovery workers and mental health practitioners coming together to resolve the main family problems that cause harm to children’s health and development.
Whole family approach
This model will allow practitioners to focus on a whole family approach and make it easy for parents to access all the support they need from within one team, to help them deal with the complex issues of domestic abuse, mental health and drug/alcohol abuse that harm their lives and those of their children. By using motivational practice to enable many more parents to accept help, Family Safeguarding provides specially designed individual and group work programmes to change abusive behaviours, improve parental mental health and reduce harmful substance misuse.
The referral process is the same and if you are worried about a child or young person please see Walsall Safeguarding Partnership website for details
Contact the Family Safeguarding team.
Last Reviewed: December 2020