Welsh Government Family Support Megan Colley
Senior Manager of Policy and Engagement Family Support Team Directorate for Social Services and Children 1
Programme for Government
Key focus on supporting children, young people and families: Expanding Flying Start by doubling the number of children to 36,000 Supporting the roll out and implementation of Families First Continuing the roll out of Integrated Family Support Teams
The Continuum of Support: Integration…
Protection Prevention Families With Additional Needs Remedy Families First will focus on the preventative and protective sections of the continuum of support. Families with Complex Needs This is where IFSS and statutory and specialist services will focus resources. Families With No Additional Needs
Key changes for Family Support
Whole family approach Strengths based model Skilled and trained staff Co-ordinated multi agency working ‘Early’ and appropriate intervention
Flying Start Prescriptive entitlement delivering:
Free quality, p/t childcare for 2-3 year-olds Enhanced Health Visiting service Access to parenting programmes and to Language and Play sessions
Families First Key Elements Joint Assessment Family Framework (JAFF);
Team Around the Family model (TAF); Strategic needs-based commissioning of services; Shared learning; and improved support for families with disabled children and young people
Families First and Family Learning
Flintshire Work with Parents Qualification Services Toolkit – resource pack for practitioners Sex and Relationships Session – Family Links Nurturing Programme Incredible Years material Wrexham Early intervention parenting workers – Family Learning facilitators Families Learning Coordinator inclusion in FF development Swansea Agored Cymru level 1 (OCN) for parents attending parenting groups developed with Family Learning/Basic Skills team.
Further Information Local Information
Local CYPP or Families First Co-ordinator Families First Team Tel: Website
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