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Strengthening Families Service

Providing support to children, young people and families who need some help to make things better. 

The Strengthening Families Service provide bespoke family support to families at tiers 3 or 4 of the Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships Threshold Document. The service offers support to children, young people and families who need some help to make things better. This may include support with parenting, routines and boundaries, maintain a safe standard of  home conditions or keeping children safe. This is achieved through the development of a Team around the family (TAF)  plan, which will be devised alongside the children, family and all professionals working alongside them.

The Strengthening  Families Service also provide advice and guidance to professionals about how to provide help to families, where the threshold for Children Social Care is not met, we the aim for early help service to  implement support as early as possible

Each Strengthening Families Manager is supported by three Senior Strengthening Families Practitioners and up to five Strengthening  Families Practitioners. All practitioner will act as Lead Professional when working a Level 3 of the threshold matrix, the family require bespoke family support and where the worker is best placed to do so.

The Strengthening Families Service is made up of professionals from an array of professional backgrounds including youth work, education, health and early years.

Staff within the service are not Social Workers but are Family  Support Practitioners.

Localities

There is a Strengthening Families Service team based in each of Sandwell’s six towns and are located within multi agency offices in each town. Strengthening Families Team’s share offices with Neighbourhood Service, Adult Social Care and Anti-Social behaviour teams.

Oldbury

Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 3DE
Tel: 0121 569 7295
Email: oldbury_strengtheningfamilies@sandwell.gov.uk

Rowley Regis

Sandwell Local (Rowley Regis)
Payne Street, Blackheath, Rowley Regis B65 0DH
Tel: 0121 569 7296
Email: rowley_strengtheningfamilies@sandwell.gov.uk

Smethwick

Sandwell Local (Smethwick)
Smethwick Council House, High Street, Smethwick B66 3NT
Tel: 0121 569 7297
Email: smethwick_strengtheningfamilies@sandwell.gov.uk

Tipton

Sandwell Local (Tipton)
High St, Princes End, Tipton DY4 9JB
Tel: 0121 569 7294
Email: tipton_strengtheningfamilies@sandwell.gov.uk

Wednesbury

Sandwell Local (Wednesbury)
Wednesbury Town Hall, Hollyhead Road, Wednesbury WS10 7DF
Tel: 0.121 569 7294
Email: wednesbury_strengtheningfamilies@sandwell.gov.uk

West Bromwich

Sandwell Local (West Bromwich)
The Court House, High Street, West Bromwich B70 8LU
Tel: 0121 569 7293
Email: westbrom_strengtheningfamilies@sandwell.gov.uk