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A message from Ian North, CEO of East Staffordshire Family Support Service, Harvey Girls and Dads4Dads

Over the last few weeks we have found ourselves in unprecedented and challenging times.

We have needed to radically change our working practises whilst still providing valuable and effective support for our families.

This would not have been possible without the understanding and commitment of our staff team you, our Partners and Commissioners for which we can only say –THANK YOU!

I am delighted to say that we have been able to amend our working processes quickly, ensuring that the quality and reliability of our support for our families has been, and continues to be, maintained during these testing times.

I would especially like to thank all the Key Workers who, whilst working from home, continue to support everyone within our community by going the extra mile.

Here at East Staffordshire Family Support Service, we are particularly grateful to Staffordshire County Council for confirming our funding for this period of Covid 19 and for the coming year.

We are extremely fortunate to have Natasha and Becky as our Commissioners, two individuals who both really understand the needs of our families. Having a ‘one team’ approach is of paramount importance in enabling us to continue our great work for the general good and the families of East Staffordshire – thank you.

Our partnership working with local schools continues to be invaluable and we are very appreciative of the work being undertaken within the school environment. We are proud to have you all as our Key Partners in Family Support.

The need for our service is increasing and we will always be here for the families we support.

During this period of uncertainty, it is already evident that the nature and benefit of our support could mean the difference  between families coping with the additional pressures caused by ‘lockdown’, or the family falling apart completely.

Our team at East Staffordshire Family Support Service are here to listen and support you all.

Please contact us if we can help in any way.

We can be contacted as follows:

By phone : 01283 533449
By email: support@harveygirls.co.uk
On Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/esfss/
On our website: www.eaststaffordshirefamilysupport.co.uk

Look after each other and stay safe.

Best Wishes

Ian North
Chief Executive

During this lockdown period due to Covid19, please visit our Facebook page for all session updates – East Staffordshire Family Support Service. This Facebook page will have any updates regarding our virtual videos for Kimble’s, BBB, Harvey Girls and Dads4 Dads.

An Update from East Staffs Family Support Service

Download An Update from East Staffs Family Support Service

We provide a range of locally based services for whole families across East Staffordshire

Harvey Girls offers parent-focused activities and support covering a wide range of topics that will engage and inspire you.  There are activities for your children too! Are you nervous about becoming a mum? Do you feel like you need some support? Would you like to meet others in your position? Everything is FREE and children are welcome.


Dads4Dads is a support group for dads, offering practical fun and educational sessions that will motivate and inspire. Our warm, friendly group setting will enable you to meet dads from a range of backgrounds and regardless of age and circumstance, we are here to help. Everything is FREE and children are welcome!


Through our Family Support Service we offer one to one low level support which can be within the home, for local families with children aged 19 years and under


You can find out more about our services on this site.

Child Death Prevention Newsletter
…Important advice for parents during coronavirus 

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Making a referral

Anyone can make a referral into our service. We use a standard referral form which you can complete with the family.  Download the referral form here (this can also be used for families to make self-referrals) and send it to: support@harveygirls.co.uk