What We Do

We work directly with families and communities including Local Authorities, Police, Probation Service, Health Trusts, Housing Providers and the Third Sector.

Examples of our work include:

  • The Foundation for Families and WomenCentre are currently delivering a project which aims to improve the way in which agencies respond to families on affected by the co-existing factors of domestic violence, mental illness and substance misuse. The project runs over 3 years from 2013-2016
  • The Foundation for Families and The Centre for Welfare Reform working with WomenCentre have recently published a detailed study of WomenCentre’s approach in working with women with complex needs. The publication offers practical suggestions for local places to develop integrated responses to families with complex needs.
  • We designed and facilitated a multi agency serious case review of a child sexual exploitation case which provided a collaborative model for complex case reviews – those directly involved in the case were centrally and actively involved in the analysis and development of recommendations and crucially kept the review ‘child centred’.
    Since then; we have designed and facilitated further complex case reviews and several ‘learning event’ serious case reviews.
  • We continue to work with criminal justice and other partners to improve outcomes for women and children at risk of offending and are currently exploring the potential of Justice Reinvestment and strategic litigation to improve outcomes for those women (and children) who are most at risk.