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 and 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.
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.
Please use the following details for all Family Safeguarding queries:
Address: Walsall MBC, Childrens Services, 2nd Floor ,Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP
Last Reviewed: November 2020