Be a Family Friend

CONTACT DETAILS

SAFE FAMILIES SCOTLAND

63-65 Shandwick Place, City Centre, EDINBURGH, EH2 4SD
0131 603 8430
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Parents, Primary School (5-12), Early Years (0-5), Families
What age range is it suitable for?
0 - 1, 1 - 3, 4 - 12

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CONTACT DETAILS

63-65 Shandwick Place, City Centre, EDINBURGH, EH2 4SD
0131 603 8430

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information SERVICE DETAILS

Family Friends work directly with families to provide support. Giving simple advice and support to parents and children when they need it most, enabling parents to feel less isolated.

As a Family Friend, you can help parents/carers to increase the stability of their lives, their home environment and their parenting, in order to improve the wellbeing of their children.

The Family Friend role is very flexible and enables you to offer support according to your skills, interests and availability.

- Moral support and encouragement to parents/carers in difficulty
- Parenting support and development of parenting strengths for struggling parents/carers
- Practical help, such as babysitting or providing transport either in direct contact with the parents/carers in difficulty or as support for Host Families
- Sharing helpful information about parenting or supporting parents/carers in accessing services that they need.
- Advocating with/for families if they need help voicing their concerns or needs to other agencies.

To start the ball rolling you can simply fill in the volunteer from https://safefamilies.uk/volunteer.

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