Family support

We have a team of dedicated family support and parenting practitioners who offer one to one family support focussing on the issues that you say you need the most help with. The main aim of the practitioners is to support parents to protect and develop their children aged up to 18 years by helping to ensure that every child resides in a safe, supportive and happy family.

What support is available?

The Family Support and Parenting Practitioners are based around the borough at the six Children and Family Centres.  They offer one to one family support on any issues you might be struggling with including employment, housing, finances, family and friendships and health and wellbeing.  The practitioners will help to support you through the problems you are facing and will assist you for as long as the help is required.

The practitioners will help you understand all the support and assistance that is available to you and will try to relieve some of the pressures you and your family may be facing.  They may suggest that you attend a parenting course to assist your family, or may encourage you to make use of the services available to you at your local Children and Family Centre.

Whilst working with you, if it becomes apparent that other agencies are required to help support your family, a practitioner will complete a CAF (Common Assessment Framework) with you.

How to apply

Bromley is developing a new single front door for families who need help and support to make it easier to get the right support at the right time.  Part of this change means that unfortunately from 30/01/23 to 1/03/23 we’re unable to accept any new referrals to the Bromley Children Project (BCP) for one to one family support and parenting practitioners.

If you, or a family you have referred, are already working with the team, or have been told you’re on the waitlist for a family support and parenting practitioner, this temporary change will not affect you.

There will be no change to how you can access the wider offer from the early intervention and family support service (EIFS) provided by the local authority which includes:-

• The wide range of parenting courses, seminars, webinars

• The wide range of activities at the Children and Family Centres,

• Information advice and support service

• ASC family support worker, and the BCP parenting hotline (telephone 020 8461 7259)

We are sorry for this temporary adjustment and we look forward to welcoming new referrals from 1 March 2023.

Bromley Children Project

Address: Central Library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX

Telephone: 020 8461 7259

Fax: 020 8466 0587