How we can help
We are here to support families who are in care proceedings as a result of the impact that parental substance misuse has had on the children.
We offer an alternative and more successful way to support parents. We help them overcome a range of things. This includes substance misuse, mental health issues and domestic abuse problems that have put children at risk.
FDAC court made me open up more and feel less nervous because I had my FDAC key worker next to me. I spoke with the judge personally instead of my lawyer which made me more confident. What's going well and what's not going well addressed. I felt that FDAC court gives you enough time to say everything than the normal court. I felt I was given the best chance possible to make the changes necessary." - feedback from a parent
Referrals to Black Country FDAC are limited to:
- Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
- Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
- Sandwell Children’s Trust
If you're a social worker who works with families that could benefit from our service, please do get in touch.
The holistic approach means that all the parents’ needs are identified and supported, from parenting support to housing needs as well as substance misuse. The practitioners are very empowering and their interventions are tailored to the family’s needs.
FDAC has been a good way of working for this family in that the mother was particularly motivated to make changes however lacked trust in the local authority based on her past experiences. The relationship-building undertaken by FDAC has supported a high support high challenge relationship to be developed and has also supported the rebuilding of the relationship with the LA." - feedback from a social worker
You can download our booklets here:
Black Country FDAC Webinar
A short presentation delivered by our team explaining how to access support for your families, followed by a question and answer session from a range of partner agencies.
Each step of the way the support provided to the parent is clear and communicated in various ways to try and encourage and support engagement from the parent. Parents are truly supported and encouraged to engage and the tenacity of FDAC workers is commendable." - CAFCASS feedback