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Family Focus Service

Family Focus is a programme that supports the whole family to empower individuals and make positive changes in their lives.

Families that work with our service are all allocated a Family Intervention Worker. The Family Intervention Worker will work with the family intensively to build a support plan in order to address areas the families would like to change.  The Family Intervention Worker will also be able to coordinate and make referral to any other support services that are needed to make positive changes. Below are some examples of areas we work on with our families:


• Education - School exclusion, low attendance and behavioural issues.
• Employment - Steps to gain employment, careers options, training opportunities, work experience, job searching.
• Crime & Anti-social Behaviour – working with families to reduce Crime & ASB.
• Health – sign posting families to services that are able to support with mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Supporting family members to attend groups and appointments.
• Domestic Abuse – Supporting family members who have previously, or are currently experiencing forms of domestic abuse
• Children In Need - A child that is in need of additional support, open to Early Help Services or social care involvement.

The Family Focus Service sits within the  Early Help and Intervention Service. It is important to note this is a voluntary service and is not a part of Social Services. We do, however, work jointly with social care professionals where appropriate.  We do not take a 9-5 approach with our work and will often work early mornings or evenings if needed. Our office hours are 9-5 Monday to Thursday, and 9- 4:20 on Friday.

You will need to complete an Early Help Assessment (EHA). This is completed by a professional (e.g. schools, Early Year’s Services or a health professional) in conjunction with the family.  Please send all EHAs to the following email address: multiagency@bedford.gov.uk  Once the referral is screened, they will be discussed at the daily EHA briefing.

Our Privacy Notice gives further deatils of our targeted work and how information is shared.

For further information about our service please call 01234 276506 or email early.help@bedford.gov.uk

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