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Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC)

SFSC supports parents to strengthen their parenting skills and enhance relationships with their children. The programme considers ways to build stronger community connections and promote children’s safety and wellbeing. It addresses issues relating to community violence (including drugs, guns, and knife crime). Parents also learn techniques to teach key rites of passage that can be adapted according to children’s developmental stages.

Parents are encouraged to maintain and incorporate their own traditional customs and positive values from their individual ethnic, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.

Parents may be offered a weekly call-in between sessions to help put ideas into practice.

Delivery includes group discussion, group activities, speakers and ‘have a go’ tasks to try at home.

  • Length of programme: 13 weeks. Each session is 3 hours (term time only).
  • Lunch and Crèche are provided.               

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This group is for parents of children aged 3- 18 years. Parents can join up to session three.

Community Languages: This programme is also delivered in Somali and Turkish

SFSC can also be delivered on a one to one or adapted to meet the needs of parents with learning difficulties. 

TOPICS COVERED

  • Understanding children’s development
  • Building positive family relationships
  • Valuing family and cultural traditions
  • 10 steps to positive discipline
  • Handling stress and anger
  • Community involvement
  • Employment and training support
  • Community Violence

WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE GROUPS DELIVERED?

Programmes are typically delivered in Children’s Centres, Schools or in community venues.

HOW DO I GET ONTO THIS GROUP?

Parents can self-refer to this programme.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Complete online referral

Parents or referrers can contact the setting directly or contacts below for tailored advice to confirm if this is the most appropriate programme for a family. 

Who to contact

Website
Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) Referral Form

Other Details

Who is this service for?
Parents of children aged 3- 18 years
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Parents can self-refer

Record updated: 26/09/2019