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Family Intervention Service (FIS)

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Health for All’s Family Intervention Service (FIS) aims to have a positive impact on families where there is the greatest need, where despite other interventions having been tried outcomes are not improving and children are still at risk of, or are already:  

   Looked after

   NEET (not in education, employment or training)

   Have poor school attendance & attainment

   Committing anti social or criminal behaviour.

 FIS practitioners work with the whole family to provide a tailored response to a family’s specific needs and circumstances. In line with Leeds Practice Principles practitioners adopt a restorative approach offering high support and high challenge, building on their strengths and life experiences and utilising Re-think Formulation where needed.

Family interventions can take the form of 1:1 work, accredited parenting programmes or specialist targeted group support. In order to support families fully practitioners will work with other services and agencies to ensure that a family gets the best package of support for their needs.

What are the referral criteria for the Family Intervention Service?

The service is most suitable for vulnerable families who may be facing multiple issues such as: 

poor physical and mental health;

domestic violence;

substance misuse;

a lack of basic and life skills;

behavioural problems.

How to make a request for service from the FIS?

Health for All Family Intervention Service operates across the South and the West of Leeds. 

Social Workers who may have a suitable case should speak to their Service Delivery Manager in the first instance. All other professionals would be advised to discuss the case with the Targeted Service Lead of their cluster or contact the Families First team.

Blank referral forms can be obtained from the Families First Team on 0113 3781840 – Email: families.first@leeds.gov.uk

For more information about Health for All's Family Intervention Service contact:

Vikrant Bhatia, Service Manager - 0113 2762386 / 2706903

Anita Jesson, Deputy Manager - 0113 2725171

Health for All also delivers a list of accredited parenting courses and specialist programmes  as part of wrap around support to families. For more information regarding our targeted groups contact:

Amy Clelland or Kam Benton, Specialist Programmes Facilitators - 0113 2762386. 

The service staff are based at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre and Middleton Family Centre. The service is funded by Leeds City Council as part of the intensive family support offer. For any comments or compliments regarding our service please email : feedback@healthforall.org.uk 

 


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