Recommended Services and Support
Whilst there are some very good “befriender” or “help at home” services and many “Local Peer Support Groups” not all have the necessary Safeguarding Checks or Policies in place to ensure you and your child are protected and safe.
We have adopted a “Due Diligence Framework” for assessing and evaluating all those who we recommend to you so that you can be assured that:
- Governance and Stability – basis and core standards of safeguarding, child protection and financial stability are in place.
- Evaluated Services – that the services have been evaluated as having a social benefit.
- Service Quality – that processes and standards are in place that shows service user needs are met.
We have adopted a basis Red, Amber, Green ranking of against each of the three criteria and we are happy to provide details upon request.
The following service have been rated and recommended:
|Name||Description||Link||Governance and Stability||Evaluated Services||Service Quality|
|Samaritans||A confidential listening service for any person who is despairing or suicidal.||Tel: 116 123 (ROI)
116 123 (UK)
|Charity with Diverse Income 24/7 telephone and online support||Benchmarked Global Best Practice||All staff trained|
Information and Awareness
|Joanne Bingley Memorial Foundation||A charity raising awareness and signposting to support and services.||joebingleymemorialfoundation.org.uk
|A social enterprise raising awareness, encouraging disclosure and sharing of experience, signposting to support and services.||pndandme.co.uk
|Registered Social Enterprise||Raising Awareness & Encouraging Disclosure||Staff trained|
|Home-Start||Offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in local communities throughout the UK||www.home-start.org.uk.||Charity with Diverse Income
288 local groups supporting 29,170 families every year
|Benchmarked Global Best Practice||ISO 9000 All staff trained|
|Family Action||A provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families, it provides practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England.||http://www.family-action.org.uk/home.aspx?id=11578||Charity with Diverse Income
100+ local support groups
|Benchmarked UK Best Practice||Staff trained|
|Acacia||Provides telephone support and a weekly befriending service for mothers and their families affected by pre or postnatal depression across Birmingham||www.acacia.org||Charity with Diverse Income
Local support groups across Birmingham
|Bluebell||Bluebell is a new and growing charity based in Bristol supporting mums, dads and families who are affected by antenatal or post-natal depression.||www.bluebellcare.org||Charity with Diverse Income
Local support groups across Bristol
|Service Evaluation In Progress||Staff trained|