Welcome to Safe Families for Children East Midlands.
The Safe Families for Children model puts volunteers from faith communities around families in crisis to enable them to stay together and reduce the number of children going into care. These volunteers become Family Friends, Host Families, and Resource Friends.
Spreading across England from the successful pilot in the North East, Safe Families for Children has been working in the East Midlands region over the past few months, developing relationships with churches in local communities to build its volunteer base. Over fifty volunteers from local churches have been recruited in Nottingham and Safe Families for Children have started receiving families referred to the programme.
Safe Families for Children are pleased to be working alongside Nottingham City Council to find long-term solutions for families in need of support. Nottingham is the first local authority in the East Midlands to sign a Public Social Partnership with Safe Families for Children, with five more expected to follow. This agreement allows Safe Families for Children and local authorities to work hand-in-hand to help vulnerable families within the authority area.
The vision is a to create a network consisting of hundreds of compassionate, community-based volunteers who will reach out to families experiencing crises of different kinds, and especially those who have younger children.
To express your interest in being involved, please email EastMidlands@safefamiliesforchildren.com
Click here to meet the team.