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We are an edge-of-care provision and our team of specialised Family Support Workers and Registered Social Workers are experienced in working with children of all ages. We help families with complex issues and challenges, such as learning difficulties, mental health problems, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence in the home (the toxic trail) or where a child is at risk of entering the care system.
We have a long-standing reputation for managing difficult situations and working with families who may be hard to reach and only engage superficially.
Visiting people in their homes, offering practical help and emotional support to families that are experiencing various problems. The primary area of concern for the family support worker is the safeguarding of the children, whose parents might be experiencing multiple and complex difficulties, such as abuse of drugs or alcohol, one parent in hospital or prison, financial or marital difficulties, domestic violence, non-attendance of education.
Please complete the application pack and submit to Recruitment@potton-kare-services.co.uk and we will respond to you within 48 hours.
PKS know that children thrive and are best supported within a home, when families stay together. Our support workers attempt to change the family dynamic so that the well being of a child is primary and Local Authority intervention becomes unnecessary or less intrusive.
We also support children by providing access to professionals such as Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists and an Art and Drama Therapists.
Intervention is targeted at families in crisis who risk having their child placed into care. Our bespoke packages focus on easing familial issues, preventing the need for the entry of children into the care system.
Intervention is targeted at families who have children already in the care system. Our bespoke packages focus on preparing the children/ young people and their families for reunification.
Intervention is targeted at children/young people who are already in the care system but with a placement that is on the verge of breaking down. Bespoke packages focus on the prevention of placement disruption.
We support families using ‘The Whole Family Approach’ which incorporates staff fully trained in Positive Parenting Programmes. We work with the whole family – parents, siblings and extended family.
Our Family Support Staff are educated to at least NVQ level 3 and many have degrees. All staff are engaged in our rolling training programme so their skills continually develop. We emphasise supportive teamwork, flexible working conditions and personal development. Training is given in Child Protection, Restraint Training, Health and Safety, Diversity, Lone Working, Child Sexual Abuse, Mental Health and Learning Difficulties.
Our staff are supervised by Social Work Managers and have access to advice and support 24 hours a day. They are reference and EDBS checked, so we know your clients are in safe hands. PKS can also be contacted 24 hours a day by Social Care Staff/EDT.
Our family support staff already provides social care and our additional services in London, Barking, Havering and Dagenham. We are rapidly expanding, though, and are available to offer support anywhere in the UK.
To make a referral or to discuss our services please contact us below:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1268 968 541
Mobile: +44 (0) 7966 937 103 (Available 24/7)
Essex, SS14 1EL
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