Family support workers and family aid workers work as part of a team under the direction of a social worker to support parents and key family members. Workers may be involved in
- developing home management routines, skills and securing resources with and for the family
- supporting and encouraging effective parenting skills including age appropriate play and activities,
- managing difficult behaviour, healthy lifestyles, understanding children’s needs, supporting education and learning, routines for mealtimes, bedtimes etc.
Improving these areas can help families overcome difficulties they are experiencing and can greatly improve the safety and wellbeing of children and all the family. This in turn can help families stay together or be reunited, preventing further risks or concerns and improving the quality of life and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people.