Family and Adolescent Support Service (FaASS) 

The Family and Adolescent Support Service is for children, young people and their families who need extra help with emotional, educational or social needs. FaASS supports children who may need additional help on top of universal early help programmes.  

Core (intensive support) Units  

FaASS works with children and their families in a way that best suits them. We work with the whole family to support them to make long-term changes, so they can deal with future challenges. 

Units also focus on young people and their families who are at risk of being involved in serious youth violence and exploitation and work with young people up to 25 years old. 

Group Work and Specialist Programmes Team 

This team is responsible for a creative group programme of parenting interventions that improve the outcomes for children, young people, and their families. They work with parents and carers who are known to Children’s Safeguarding and Social Care, as well as offering consultation support to lead practitioners within schools and other universal settings.  

Targeted CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)  

This service area works directly with education providers, including schools, to support the most vulnerable young people into careers, education, information, advice and guidance.  


Referrals to Family and Adolescent Support Service are made via MASH by completing an interagency referral form. Families, including young people can refer themselves to FaASS.