ABOUT US

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) providing interventions designed to support families and help children achieve the best outcomes possible.
We run grant funded projects as well as offering opportunities for bespoke training, support, advice and various interventions to social care professionals, schools and parents.
The main areas we specialise in are:
  • Parenting. (group and 1-1. PPP, Nurture and Incredible Years)
  • Family support.
  • School attendance

WHAT WE DO

Family support

We help families solve a wide range of issues, and are knowledgeable about local support services.
We can undertake direct parenting interventions (using models such as Triple P), or signpost parents to suitable support and advocate for them when required.

School attendance

We support Torbay schools to improve attendance practice.
Our work includes:

  • Attendance Audits
  • Getting schools attendance policies and procedures ‘Ofsted ready’
  • Parenting contracts to improve attendance
  • Direct work to support families to improve their child’s attendance
  • Legal work relating to attendance issues.

Door knock service

This is part of our attendance service and aims to improve safeguarding procedures in schools.

Torbay schools Family Support Network

We lead and co-ordinate a support group and forum for pastoral and family support workers.

PROJECTS

IAPT

IAPT is a national initiative to improve access to Psychological therapies. We are part of a major training initiative to recruit more workers into children and young people’s mental health.

Family Cooking sessions

We provide cooking sessions for families with an emphasis on a family approach to sharing and cooking together to promote healthy eating and strengthen relationships.

Holiday Activity Picnics

We run holiday projects that address ‘Holiday Hunger’ - where children in receipt of free school meals may be underfed during school holidays.

Sea and Forest School

We have teamed up with Torbay Coast and Countryside and Paignton Zoo to provide outdoor education activities in the school holidays.

Children’s Domestic Abuse Prevention Programme

We run groups for children who have witnessed domestic violence designed to:

  • Help children process what they have been through
  • Help prevent further domestic abuse in the future
  • Help children understand safe behaviour
  • Have positive relationships with peers, family and teachers

LIBRARY

Reports and Evaluations

Leaflets

Newsletters

CONTACT

South West Family Values C.I.C
C/O Vincent & Co Accountants
37 Shiphay Lane
Torquay
TQ2 7DU

Tel: 1803 611760

BLOG

Aside from the main services on offer from SWFV, we work with schools, charities and volunteer agencies across Torbay to deliver numerous projects which support children and families universally. In this section, you will find regular updates on our projects as well as updates on what the SWFV team are getting up to in their day to day work.