Salford Family Partnership is a universal and targeted early help offer for children, young people and families in Salford.
It requires a commitment from our partners to work together to identify children and families who need help, support or guidance at the earliest possible opportunity. Salford Family Partnership enables families’ to identify their own strengths and achieve positive outcomes for themselves.
Our shared aim is to work with children, young people and families and communities to build networks within communities, resulting in individuals, families and the wider community building a ‘resilience’ that leads to a sense of wellbeing and greater quality of life.
Salford Partnership Family Hubs are where our locality teams are based. Locality teams bring together a range of agencies through joined-up working processes including Early Help Assessment and Team Around the Family (TAF).
Each locality team is made up of staff from various professional backgrounds including Early Help Practitioners and Parenting Practitioners.
50 Rigby Street
Telephone: 0161 778 0601
100 Chorley Road
Telephone: 0161 778 0495
Winton Children’s Centre
Telephone: 0161 686 5260 (this is for both Garden Street and Winton Children's Centre)
Little Hulton Children's Centre
Telephone: 0161 686 7235
All Family Hub offices are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
You can find out where your nearest Family Hub is by searching Your Salford.
Services and group sessions are run from a range of venue across the city. Details for these can be found on our Facebook page or by contacting your local family hub as above.
Relationship based practice
The Family Partnership Model is the evidence based approach we use to support children, young people and their families in the Salford Family Partnership Service.
The Family Partnership Model (FPM) is an innovative approach based upon a clear model of the helping process that demonstrates how specific helper qualities and skills, when used in partnership, enable parents and families to overcome their difficulties, build strengths and resilience and fulfil their goals more effectively.
Early Help Assessment using the helping process
It is essential that the Early Help Assessment is completed with families using the Family Partnership Model approach. This ensures that the assessment is completed using an asset-based approach ensuring families can achieve their own sustainability based on an exploration of their strengths and needs. It involves assessing the resources, skills and experience available within the family. This enables family members and professionals to identify appropriate actions to achieve positive outcomes.
The Family Partnership Model Helping Process uses the families own assets and resources as the basis for its development; it empowers families by encouraging them to use what they already possess and to engage with services who can support them to achieve their goals.
Team Around A Family (TAF)
Team Around the Family (TAF) is a model of working to enable an integrated, whole family approach to delivering support to meet the needs of families.
The TAF will follow the principles of the Salford Partnership Model, using a strengths based approach to communicate and engage with families putting them at the centre of the process.
The TAF will include all relevant practitioners and agencies based on the strengths and needs of the family, who will work together to deliver a coordinated package of support developed with the family to build on their strengths and address needs identified.
The TAF will be led by a lead worker who will co-ordinate the delivery of actions agreed to ensure that the family get appropriate interventions when needed, which are well planned, regularly reviewed and effectively delivered.
Every child in Salford will have the best start in life in order to reach their full potential.
Salford Family Partnership embeds a universal 8 stage assessment model in partnership with health services to ensure children are routinely seen and that effective early intervention is identified at key points in a child’s early years to support child development and improve school readiness.
Parenting is a key component of Salford Family Partnership due to the enduring impact it can have on a child’s development. Research around evidence based parenting programmes shows that parents who take part become more competent and comfortable in their parenting role, have strengthened relationships with their children, and their overall family wellbeing increases.
Parents develop skills to enhance their child's social, emotional and academic competency, and learn strategies to deal with misbehaviour in consistent, non-punitive ways.
Team Around A School
The aim of Team Around A School is to work collaboratively and creatively with schools, colleges, other local authorities, other agencies, the voluntary sector and other groups to design, implement and coordinate interventions for vulnerable children and young people.
The schools co-ordinators will support in increasing school confidence and knowledge to direct families to use support from their own extended family and community, prior to requests for support from agencies.