Being in a new environment can be disorientating and the asylum system can be tough on families. Our service provides a safe space for parents and children to find ways to cope with the challenging circumstances they are experiencing.
Our Family Keywork Service provides specialist advice and support to families with children aged 0-8 years, including pregnant women, who have recently entered the asylum process.
We know that families going through the asylum system can experience stress, anxiety, isolation, sadness and fear. But we also know that families can go on to thrive. We work with children to help them feel included and nurtured and support the whole family to create a safe, stable environment in which children can thrive.
Our work with families is grounded in early intervention and prevention principles. We help people to understand their rights and entitlements and provide support in all areas of family life. Our advisers work with parents to create a family support plan to make sure people’s needs are being met.
We organise a range of outreach activities, including family days out. And we provide advice on:
– Helen, new mum, from Iran