Family support

Family support offers a range of services to help families and parents. We work to promote safe and healthy development and strong family relationships in partnership with:

  • parents
  • parents-to-be
  • children
  • young people

Family support centres

There are six centres based in:

  • Eyemouth
  • Galashiels
  • Hawick
  • Innerleithen
  • Kelso
  • Selkirk

Each is staffed by family support workers and playleaders and offers a warm welcome to all families.

Family support services

The range of services provided includes:

  • group-work programmes for parents and children, including topics such as Basic Parenting, Managing Tantrums, Play and Learn, and Healthy Eating
  • after-school groups
  • informal drop-in groups where parents can meet and share ideas
  • good quality play activities for children
  • an outreach service to parents and children in their own homes
  • supervised contact/assessments for children in care and their families
  • group-work programmes delivered in schools or other community bases

How do I access family support?

You can be referred to family support through your:

  • midwife
  • health visitor
  • social worker
  • teacher
  • GP
  • other support agency

You can also contact your local Integrated Children's Service office directly and ask about family support in your area.