CYPRUS

SSAFA'S SOCIAL WORK SERVICE PROVIDES A STATUTORY CHILD CARE SERVICE FOR CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF 18 OR 25, IF THEY HAVE BEEN IN LOCAL AUTHORITY CARE.

WE INVESTIGATE and assess concerns that have been reported to us regarding a child/ren that might be at risk of harm. By this we mean at risk of neglect physical, emotional, sexual abuse. This also includes Domestic abuse, sexual exploitation and children at risk of being radicalised. We have to work under clear legislation as in the UK but we will always aim to work with you in partnership to achieve this. We also work in partnership with other agencies such as the Police Health visitors and schools to protect children from harm. We want to work with you to assist in ensuring that children who are at risk of harm/in need are protected, reach their full potential and have the best start in life possible.

WE ASSESS, RECRUIT AND SUPERVISE FOSTER CARERS for when there is emergency care needed.

WE ASSIST THE UK LOCAL AUTHORITIES in the completion of Step Parent Adoptions, Special Guardianship Orders or when CAFCAS are involved.

SUPPORT PARENTS AND CARERS. We provide parenting support/advice working with Health Services. We run programmes that help identify and address difficulties in relationships for example Domestic abuse. We provide individual time for you to help you explore a solution to your personal circumstances. We support young carers and their families in times of crisis.

All Social Workers are registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) and Scotland equivalent. They abide by the standards and codes of conduct. If you feel that you are worried about a child or are a parent/carer and need advice/support please see below the named Social worker to contact in your area.


A SOCIAL WORKER SUPPORTS CHILDREN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEIR FAMILY AND OTHER AGENCIES.

SSAFA'S Social Work Service provides a statutory child care service for children in need of protection or services to ensure they develop to achieve their full potential.

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A PERSONAL & FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU IN A WELFARE CAPACITY.

SSAFA'S Personal & Family Support Service provides comprehensive and confidential support to the forces and their families, during their time in Cyprus.

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SOLUTIONS IS A FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT SERVICE.

SSAFA's Solutions Service operates in all garrisons across British Forces Cyprus, to all entitled persons over the age of 18.

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WE SUPPORT THE CHILDCARE NEEDS OF OUR FORCES' FAMILIES IN BRITISH FORCES CYPRUS.

SSAFA is responsible for the registration and inspection of early years services in British Forces Cyprus this includes childminders and crèche provision

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WE SUPPORT AND DELIVER SAFEGUARDING & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING.

Safeguarding of Children Training develops the knowledge, skills and the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

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WE SUPPORT FAMILIES DURING THEIR JOURNEY TO BECOMING FOSTER CARERS.

SSAFA'S supports Foster Carers to look after children for very short periods of time and often following a family crisis.

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OUR COMMUNITY VOUNTEERS AIM TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

Our Volunteers work in support of SSAFA Cyprus Health and Social Care staff and contribute support as appropriate to the BFC service community with identified needs.

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OUR VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICE OPERATES THROUGH SSAFA AND IS ALIGNED WITH VICTIM SUPPORT UK.

SSAFA's Victim & Witness Support service operates outside the military Chain of Command, with our volunteers ready to support anybody affected by crime.

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OUR CHILDMINDER SEARCH TOOL HELPS OUR COMMUNITY TO FIND CHILDCARE CHOICES.

A childminder is a self-employed business person who works form their own home with children from different families.

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Other Questions?  If you have any other questions or suggestions on how we might improve the advice and support we provide, please ask your Social Care Professional or contact SSAFA HQ

Tel        +357 2596 2506

Email    BFC-SSAFA-HQ-Admin@mod.uk

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