Early Help – Family Intervention Service
The Early Help offer in Somerset is not just for young children, as problems can emerge at any point throughout childhood and adolescence. The Early Help offer includes universal and targeted services designed to reduce and prevent problems escalating or becoming entrenched.
There are a wide range of Early Help options for support across the county that provide generic or more tailored support based on the concerns presenting. One such team for support is the Family Intervention Service (FIS), which is a specialist county-wide service developed through the joining of established Team 8 and getset level 3 services. It offers support to children and young people from birth up to 18 years and their families where multiple complex issues are present.
The Family Intervention service can also work with families where an individual over 18 has Special Educational Needs, is at risk of homelessness or where younger children are in the home. The team also work to support Young Carers in the county.
If you feel that you and/or your family are in need of support with concerns of behaviour, family relationship dynamics, mental health/emotional wellbeing, substance misuse, domestic abuse, financial or housing support, and/or parenting support FIS could be a service to support you and your family and you can access this by talking to any professional involved regarding making a referral. This could be a GP, School, Health Visitor, Mental health professional, PCSO etc.
Alternatively if you just want to talk, contact us by phone on the number below.