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Family and Community Support

The Family and Community Support Teams (FACST) aim to ensure support for our vulnerable and at risk families in conjunction with other agencies.

 

We do this by:

 

  • Providing a range of targeted supports and interventions (including case work and group work programmes) to vulnerable children, young people and their families;
  • Working with families in a holistic way to address issues of concern;
  • Helping to build the capacity of individuals and families to secure better outcomes;
  • Working in partnership with others to facilitate co-ordinated and integrated service delivery and supporting the 'Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC)' approach in Fife.

 

Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) aims to create a network of support around the child to promote well-being. This network will always include family and/or carers and the universal health and education services. Where there are concerns about children’s well-being, GIRFEC is designed to help practitioners pick up those concerns appropriately and deal with them in a timely and proportionate way. Sometimes this can be done through a single agency; at other times, because of the complexity of the child’s situation, a multi-agency response will be necessary.

 

More information on Getting it Right for Every Child in Fife is available on www.girif.com

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