We support parents, children and families to deal with the challenges of family life through the range of quality programmes and services we offer. Visiting and working with you in your home environment or with children in some school environments are important features of our service. All our services are voluntary and free. Staff at Anglican Family Care are qualified and experienced in working with families to help develop and strengthen skills, and provide support in areas such as:
We offer the following programmes:
Our Family Start programme is a free and voluntary home visiting programme which provides support to expectant parents and parents of newborn and young children.
Our focus is the health, education, safety and development of the child and supporting parents to achieve their goals.
Family Start will help:
Our workers are committed to working alongside families advocating, affirming and supporting parents in making positive choices for themselves and their children.
For more information please see the Family Start Brochure.
Our Home-based Family Support service involves working with parents/caregivers who want to develop and strengthen their parenting skills and confidence so that their children are able to reach their full potential.
Our social workers visit families in their own homes to:
For further information, please see our Home-Based Family Support brochure.
Within our home-based family support service we can deliver the Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme, run over ten sessions at a pace that suits your family.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies and confidence to handle any parenting situation.
Please see the Triple P site for more information www.triplep.net
We provide free therapeutic services in a warm, welcoming and non-judgemental environment for children and their whānau.
There are two types of services available:
This is a child-led therapeutic service for children which can be short- or long-term.
This service is for people who wish to enhance the wellbeing of children in their care by being supported to live their lives in a more satisfying way - both personally and in their relationships with their children and whānau.
We accept self-referrals, or with consent, referrals from any other professionals involved in supporting a family.
We have two Social Workers based in five Dunedin schools - Brockville, Carisbrook, Concord, Pine Hill and Bathgate Park.
Social Workers in Schools is a free social work service to children in the school and their whānau. It provides early assistance to help overcome barriers to a child’s academic success.
Social Workers in Schools work with the strengths of the child and their whānau to help achieve positive outcomes for the child. These are:
This service aims to provide emergency, short term and respite care for children from birth to 16 years where it would be in the best interest of the child and based on an assessment of the situation. We recruit, train and support a caregiver group to provide care services. Respite care can be provided as part of a plan of support developed with the family.
If you are interested in becoming a caregiver please refer to the Donate Time- Volunteer section of the website.
A community-based justice process that offers victims of a crime an opportunity to participate in addressing the harm done, and what can be done realistically by the offender to put things right. All referrals are received through the Justice system.
Hannah* from North Otago talked to us about how our Family Start programme for babies and their parents has helped her through tough times.
Posted: Monday May 28, 2018
Charles, a father of one son, signed up to Family Start without any idea of how much of a valuable start it would give his family.
Posted: Tuesday November 28, 2017
In the last few months, Anglican Family Care has partnered with many groups and organisations in our local community and participated in a range of events.
Posted: Thursday October 20, 2016