AnglicareSA works in partnership with families to support them as they build a safe and nurturing home for their children.
The safety, wellbeing and needs of children and young people is the priority and families are supported to ensure their children are cared for, supported and safe.
Safe Kids, Families Together
Safe Kids, Families Together is an in-home intensive support service.
This program is tailored for families that are at immediate risk of having their children placed in out-of-home-care.
Safe Kids, Families Together has been designed to strengthen families and help children remain safely in their homes.
How does it work?
A specialist will work in partnership with your family for the duration of the service, and will meet you in your home.
Appointments are scheduled during the day, in the evening or on weekends. Your Specialist will meet with you when you need them most.
In the initial stage of the service your Safe Kids, Families Together Specialist will meet with you for approximately 4 – 6 weeks for around 10 hours per week (3-5 times a week).
After that, another Specialist will assist you and your family for approximately 6 months, visiting twice a week (approximately 5 hours per week ) to support you to achieve long term goals.
What your specialists can support you with:
- Skills to increase child safety within the home
- Parenting support and strategies to build positive family relationships
- Supporting families with their cultural needs
- Strengthening life skills such as setting routines, budgeting and managing the household
- Addressing issues such as domestic violence, substance misuse and mental health
All Safe Kids, Families Together Specialists recognise your families cultural, spiritual and religious needs.
They understand that culture is a protective factor and strength for the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families.
Our specialists will demonstrate sensitivity, empathy and respect for every child, family and communities’ cultural identity.
Who Can Access the Service
Families whose children are at immediate risk of being removed from their care, by the Department for Child Protection, may be referred to the Safe Kids, Families Together Program to receive intensive supports to keep the children in the home.
Steps on How to Access the Service
All referrals to the Safe Kids Families Together Program are received only from the Department for Child Protection Elizabeth office.
Reunification is a planned process of safely returning a child/ren to their home with their family of origin.
The service provides intensive in-home support in the process of safely reconnecting children in out-of-home care with their families.
Steps on how to access the service
All referrals to the Family Preservation service (or Family Reunification service) are received only from the Department for Child Protection.