Family Support Service

Family Support Service

The Kennedy Leigh Family Centre offers a Family Support Service, working with trained Social Workers to cover a range of problems

The Kennedy Leign Centre has a Family Support Team whose aim is to provide practical and emotional support for children and their families.

Our team includes qualified Social Workers, Family Support Workers, a Counsellor and Transition Social Worker. All skilled in working with adults, children and families. We provide confidential advice, care and support as responsively as possible, which can include signposting and home visits. We also work with other agencies, as needed, to provide our families with a comprehensive service.

Work may focus on the uniqueness of bringing a new baby into the world, enabling parents to understand their child’s development and behaviour at every stage and upwards, to the complexities of living with teenagers.

Members of our Children Family Support Team can assist the whole family through issues such as abuse, bereavement, bullying, low self-esteem, family crisis, including family break down, domestic violence, personal loss or peer group pressure, parenting concerns, divorce and separation, financial hardship and can provide direct work with children and parents. The team also supports families whose child has a disability or learning difficulty.

Where we cannot help a person directly, staff from our team will act as advocates, ensuring the family receives the right services from whoever can help. A duty social worker is available every day to take new referrals and offer advice on the phone.

  • All year