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.
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?
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.
- 020 7527 4343
Who to contact
- 020 7527 4343 020 7527 4343
- Who is this service for?
- Parents of children aged 3- 18 years
- Can I refer myself?
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
Parents can self-refer