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Angus Family Support

Angus Family Support is an umbrella of four services specialising in Family group conferencing, Family Support, Parenting Support as well as direct support to young people.

1) Barnardo’s Family Service

The Barnardo’s Family Service works with children and young people aged 3-18 years of age and also provide family, parent/carer support.  The service is for children and young people who are identified as experiencing significant vulnerabilities. Many will have had difficult life experiences and may now be at risk of accommodation or of placement breakdown.  By working directly with children and young people, we aim to improve their mental health and wellbeing, which, in combination with support for carers, will help create stable placements and better outcomes for children and young people and the families they are placed with.

Who can refer: Referral approved by Social Work Area Manager.  

2) Strengthening Families Programme

Programme consists of attending weekly sessions for 7 weeks. Facilitated in Dundee and Angus. Parents and young people attend separate skill building sessions for the first hour, then break for 30 minutes and then come together for another hour in a supervised family session.

Who can refer: Self referral/any agency.

The aim of the programme is to:

  • Build life skills in young people and parents;
  • Reduce alcohol misuse and other behavioural problems during adolescence and;
  • To strengthen parent/child relationships.

3) Family Group Decision Making

The aim of this service is to bring family members and close friends together to sort out any difficulties they may be facing that are affecting the children. With support, the family agree on a plan to help and support the family so that life improves for their children.  The plan defines roles and responsibilities for all relevant parties to carry out. It is the responsibility of the Family Group Decision Making Co-ordinator to ensure that the plan is reviewed between 4 weeks and 3 months.

Who can refer: Referred via Social Workers

4) Hopscotch Project

The aim of this service is to engage and support families who are affected by parental/familial substance misuse by responding to the needs of the adults and children to improve relationships, wellbeing, increase resilience and divert children from chaotic home lives in which family breakdown is a distinct threat. Reduce the impact of harmful lifestyle choices by parents on children. Children/young people age range 5-18 years of age.

Who can refer: Self referral/referral from family members/other agencies

Personal Information and Confidentiality Note: All work is confidential however if there is a serious concern regarding harm to you or your child, then we may need to disclose certain information.  However, we will always keep you informed throughout

How to Refer

Please email the service and in the message field state which of the four services you are wanting to contact and a member of the team will be in contact to discuss your referral.

Contact address

The Grenfell House Centre
290 High Street
DD11 1JF

Email this service

Phone: 01241 873146

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