Support for families in Scotland

Providing valuable support

At one time or another, every family needs an extra bit of support.

Across Scotland, Action for Children delivers services providing valuable support to families on a range of issues.

From housing support and building parental capacity through to short-breaks and intensive support, we are on-hand to provide that extra bit of help when it is needed most.

Dundee Families Project

Dundee Families Project seeks to prevent homelessness by offering services to families who are in crisis as a result of anti-social behaviour, or whose circumstances are such that they are considered to be vulnerable, and in need of assistance.

Some families may already be homeless and living in temporary accommodation.

The aim of the project is to help families overcome the difficulties which they face, and to help them to make changes which will allow them to sustain mainstream tenancies.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Action for Children's Functional Family Therapy Team (FFT) is a specialist family service which supports families in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.

FFT involves a family therapist working intensively with the young person(s), their parent(s)/main carer(s) and other people who are important in their lives. The first step is for your therapist to get to know your family and understand how everyone gets along. The therapist will then work with the families’ strengths to overcome difficulties and help the family to apply agreed changes across a number of different situations.

The FFT model has been used extensively in the USA, Norway, and Sweden with studies showing it is successful in reducing offending while improving family relationships.

Since 2012, the Functional Family Therapy Team has worked with more than 190 families and has been able to keep over 90 percent of young people within their home environment.

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