Family Support and Outreach Services
Malachi Family Support Workers will work predominantly with adults in the household to provide support for children and young people from the ages 0–19 years (up to 25 years for those with special educational needs and disabilities). Our aim of the service is to offer a range of therapeutic and practical support to families who are facing a range of challenges.
We offer two support options and your allocated Malachi support worker will discuss the best option with you.
Referral Based Family Support
We will complete an Early Help Assessment (EHA) with the family. We will identify specific support needs and with the family, work collaboratively to resolve those needs by accessing specific support, building skills and empowering the family to increase their resilience. We will also engage with relevant professionals that surround the family to complete a Team Around the Family (TAF meeting).
Family Access Service (FAS)
Offers practical ‘hands-on’ support to families. This enables families who are not quite at the threshold for Family Support to engage with us at the earliest possible opportunity of early help. Within this we may be able to offer parenting groups to those who would not usually access group offers and to engage with appropriate local offers on a regular basis. We may also actively signpost families to local provision to meet their needs.
What will happen next?
We will look at the information on the referral form and contact the referrer and Family to gather more information and to ensure the correct consent has been gained and we have the right information to ensure that this is the right support service for the family. They will then be contacted to arrange a first visit OR signposted to a more appropriate service to meet the Family’s needs.
If the family is on our waiting list for support, the family will receive a dedicated ‘checking-in’ contact at regular intervals until they are allocated a Malachi Family Support Worker.
Complete the referral form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a referral
Click here to download the referral form