A key aim of the service is to provide targeted early interventions in order to prevent family breakdown and reduce the need to access more specialist services in the long-term. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to each family, assisting parents and children to recognise any specific challenging, harmful or risky behaviours and the negative impact this has in regard to the family dynamic.
The support workers empower parents to develop their self-confidence and competence in utilising positive behaviour management strategies. We enable parents to learn positive parenting skills in relation to children’s learning and development including sleeping, eating, toileting, and communication.
The Service delivered is usually required at a crisis point, i.e. when family relationships are fragile due to the pressures of caring for a child with additional needs, or because of other factors such as parental ill-health, disability, alcohol and drug misuse, relationship difficulties or poverty. The Service is intended to provide solution-focussed, time-limited interventions (12 weeks maximum)
Parenting crisis support is provided to children with additional needs and their families at times of great stress or crisis; we assist them with behaviour management strategies and parenting skills in order to prevent family breakdowns and reduce the need to access more specialist services in the long-term, as well as preventing children becoming subject to child protection plans or being accommodated.