Family Action is a well-established national charity with significant experience in delivering services to vulnerable children and families, as well as supporting the professionals working with these people.

Our Training and Consultancy Service offers expertise in family support, child care, child protection and safeguarding, child and adult mental health, adoption, fostering and substitute family care, and wellbeing in the workplace.

Through working directly with children and young people we know they are often most comfortable, and more open to change, when in a familiar, non-stigmatising environment. This is why we often work with them in their schools. We also recognise that schools and teachers play an important role in identifying and supporting children and families that may be vulnerable.

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All our work is based on well-established research and evaluation, always with the aim of making a long-term positive impact.

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All training can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your setting and can be delivered as either full day or half day sessions or as twilight sessions.

Our wellbeing at work services help staff to strike an appropriate balance between home and work life. Research shows that when employees struggle to balance work life and family life it can lead to:

• high rates of staff turnover

• employee withdrawal

• poor health outcomes

• poor organisational commitment

• poor concentration

• job dissatisfaction

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Our Mental Health First Aid training – either a two day, accredited course or an introductory course - teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue, particularly anxiety and depression. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial early warning signs of mental ill health.

For more information about any of our training and consultancy services or to book one of our courses please visit our website, email or call us.


020 3640 2303

Wraparound and holiday childcare 

Family Action supports schools across England to develop high-quality, flexible and inclusive wraparound and holiday childcare. Our website hosts a range of materials, free to access, that will enable you to deliver this service for your families in your setting.

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