Our outreach service requires minimal information just a name, contact details, the best place to meet and the first part of the fathers postcode i.e. SO17.
Referrals are via email or phone with all email correspondence using only the father’s first name or initials. We hold limited information regarding the fathers we work with. If we are required to complete a referral for fathers to another agency we will keep a signed Permission to Share Form.
Families First will refer any safeguarding concerns relating to vulnerable adults and children to the appropriate teams. This information and Permission to Share Forms will be recorded and kept in a locked filling cabinet. Initial outreach could include, attending planning meetings/reviews for families or joint visiting with other workers. Also meeting one-to -one in a convenient place, such as a community centre, housing offices, café’s, children’s play and stay sessions or anywhere that dads feel comfortable.