Families First

Families First works with a variety of families where there is a child or young person with emotional, social and or behavioural difficulties. Some needs might include:

  • School attendance, children at risk of exclusion or those who have already been excluded from school, including NEET young people
  • Young People at risk of exploitation in the community - appropriate to EH threshold  
  • Young people with emotional well-being difficulties
  • Family conflict
  • Domestic abuse
  • Parental mental ill-health
  • Parental substance misuse


How does Families First work?

Families First offers a phasic / relational model; engagement and motivation, behavioural change, independence and relapse prevention. 

FF can work with families up to a period of 12wks, however, this can be shorter depending on identified / negotiated areas of support required by the family.


How can I refer to Families First?

All referrals to Families First require a referral via Newham MASH who will seek informed parental consent for families to be supported by the team.


Who can I contact to find out more?

Please contact Fran Craven, Families First team Manager fran.craven@newham.gov.uk

Download Families Service First Leaflet


Last updated: 07/10/2022

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