Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) has a strong belief in the value of prevention, early help, community partnerships and collaboration. We built our community-based service model by focusing on a continuum of services ranging from prevention and early help, to family support, temporary care, and adoption. This service model is also based on the concept that protecting children is a broad community responsibility that can best be achieved through a network of partnerships.
In support of this community-based service model, F&CS has nurtured the development of a number of significant community partnerships over the years. These include the Shelldale Centre, Onward Willow – Better Beginnings, Better Futures, Kindle Communities Inc. and local neighbourhood groups. These partnerships provide early help and supports for families to offset the need for more intrusive actions.
F&CS also values its close working relationships with many organizations including the following: