Children and Families Practice (CFP) are part of Milton Keynes Council Children and Families Service.

Their aim is to make sure that children (up to the age of 19) and their families receive the right level of support when they need it most.

They work with families to provide short term support which will be tailored to meet individual family needs.

CFP will work with the family to identify the family’s needs. A named key worker will be a regular point of contact and will develop a plan of support that suits the whole family. The key worker will also act as the single point of contact for any other agency that is identified to provide support.

CFP are made up of teams of experienced staff with a range of knowledge and skills in early help and family based support and advice. They have effective links with partner organisations to ensure that the best co-ordinated support is given.

They work with the family to ensure children do well at school and maintain good attendance. They provide practical advice, support and access to parenting groups. They work with the family to help to develop and maintain positive family relationships. They make sure that children and young people’s views are listened to and also signpost the family to suitable services, including job and training opportunities, budgeting and debt advice.

For anyone needing extra support, wishing to talk about their child’s school, nursery or children’s centre or wishing to refer themselves to CFP, they can contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 01908 253 169.

Additionally a professional may refer on behalf of the family.