Parenting support

We provide evidence-based parenting groups (Incredible Years, Strengthening Families, and Strengthening Communities) as well as our own intervention programs (home visits, schools parenting cafes).

Fegans is commissioned by Kent Early Help teams to support local parents to realise their full potential as parents.

Why Fegans?

Fegans approach stands out from others as we offer whole-family support. Our core method of practice involves focusing on strengths and using solution-focused approaches to identify what a family’s ideal future looks like. We help the family move towards that future, identifying and developing their assets themselves.

We offer flexible, evidence-based interventions adapted to the needs of each family. We are registered and trained users of the Family Outcomes Star self -assessment tool, which promotes family ownership, clear accountability, regular monitoring and review and successful exit planning.

A service tailored for results, our relationships with families are at the heart of our work. We offer a truly flexible service built around a holistic assessment of the needs of each family. At Fegans, we never give up, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile and will persist with a family until engagement is achieved.

Fees

Parent Support

Description: Evidenced based and tailor made. Materials include:
– How to build a positive relationship with your child
– understanding the causes of behaviour
– behaviour management
– looking after ourselves
– problem solving
Used for: Supporting parents who are finding family life a challenge.
Timescale: 6 sessions of one hour each per week
Price: £150 for 6 weeks refer

Parent Support Course

Description: Based on the Incredible Years and Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Programme
Used for: Group based support for parents who are finding family life a challenge.
Timescale: 10 weeks of 2 hour sessions 
Price: £200 for 10 weeks. Up and coming courses

Home Intervention

Description: Tailor-made support – identifying:
– What is working well?
– What are we worried about?
– What are the complicating factors?
– What needs to happen? 
Used for: Support and intervention for parents who feel unable to cope with family life. 
Timescale: 6 weeks intervention and review. 
Price: Price based on location and complexity of case. Please enquire for more information.

Fegans operates a bursary scheme for families unable to meet the whole cost of counselling. If finance presents a barrier to you accessing support please raise this when contacting us.

Evidence based Interventions
  • Fegans Parent Support workers are trained in the Incredible Years Programme and the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Programme.
  • These evidence based programmes can be delivered in a range of settings, including – schools, Childrens Centres, community buildings, hostels and adapted for one-to-one interventions.
Rapid response

Fegans has a rapid response service to provide intensive, short-term support to families in crisis. We are there to ‘de-escalate’ crisis situations, liaise across relevant services and deliver appropriate levels of monitoring and intervention to ensure children and young people are properly safeguarded. We provide a rapid response to emergency situations to prevent, where appropriate, admission to local authority care, or where fostering and adoption are likely to break down.

Volunteers

We recruit, train, match and supervise volunteers to support individual families. Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, the majority are parents who have been supported through Fegans and have come through parenting support pathways. We identify the needs of families, alongside the development goals of volunteers, creating matches which meet the needs of both. They then work alongside a trained professional to mentor and guide them before being able to work independently with families.

Children in Need –Step Downs

We engage families and provide intensive support to reduce the ‘revolving door’ of repeat referrals into Social Services. Our parenting practitioners work alongside volunteer peer mentors, and we help families achieve their own goals and permanently reduce their need.