Family Support Services

Integrated Children’s Services in Devon has dedicated teams of professionals holding a range of skills and qualifications to support children and young people with additional needs and their families. Teams within the Family Support Services serve families across the county. They can offer many different support options, depending on the difficulties being experienced and the type of problem.

Support available:

  • Exeter, Mid and East Devon
  • Northern and Torridge
  • Okehampton
  • West Devon
  • South Hams excl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • South Hams incl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • Teignbridge
  • Exeter, Mid and East Devon
  • Northern and Torridge
  • Okehampton
  • West Devon
  • South Hams excl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • South Hams incl. Dartmouth and Totnes
  • Teignbridge
  • Complex Healthcare
  • Children's Homes
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment Service
  • Enabling Service
  • Activity Schemes

Devon Family Support Services enable some of the most profoundly disabled and complex children and young people to remain at home in the care of their families while promoting development and taking part in fun, stimulating activities.

The service also facilitates their education through support at school and provides advice and support for parents experiencing difficulties.

Who might my child see?

Parent Support Workers are experienced staff with a range of backgrounds and qualifications which enable them to support both parents and children. We use a holistic and inclusive approach, embracing families from different backgrounds, cultures and religions. We work alongside families to achieve the best outcomes for each family.

We are dedicated to providing every child with the best care and support we can. Our team are fully trained and given access to the most appropriate training to enable them to focus on the individual needs of the young people and families they support. Every member of our team has relevant checks before they can work with your child.

Teams

Our service has the following specialist teams which cover the whole county:

You can refer a child or young person to us in any of these areas by using the Single Point of Access and making a Request for Service once you’ve met our request criteria.

Contacts

Integrated Children’s Services
Single Point of Access Team
Virgin Care Limited
1a Capital Court
Bittern Road
Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter EX2 7FW

e: vcl.devonspa@nhs.net

t: 0330 0245 321