BRITISH FORCES SOCIAL WORK SERVICE & COMMUNITY SUPPORT CYPRUS
WHO ARE WE?
Social work and community services are a support service to the British Forces Cyprus (BFC) community. We provide advice and guidance to individuals and families on a variety of issues such as emotional health and wellbeing, parenting, family or relationship issues, financial difficulties or victims of crime.
Polaris Children’s Services is an independent provider of children’s services across the UK and the British military around the world. From 1st July 2020, the service will now be known as British Forces Social Work Service & Community Support Cyprus. We will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders to deliver high quality services to serving personnel, both individuals and families.
“To make a positive and lasting difference to children, families and adults, in the military communities we serve. We will achieve this through the delivery of a responsive, safe and high quality Social Work Service working together with people who use our Services as well as partner agencies. This is based on our belief that Service Personnel and their families should have access to the same standards of care and support they would receive if they were based in the UK.”
This is supported by our five key objectives:
a whole-system approach
exemplary and effective evidence-based practice
promotion of good emotional health and wellbeing, and building resilience
promoting achievement, attainment and active citizenship for our children and young people
supporting a ‘Firm Base’ for the military community
WHAT DO WE DO?
Prevention & Safeguarding Services for Children & Adults
Early Help Offer
Care Leavers Support
Adoption Advice & Signposting
Foster Carer Registration, Training & Support
Personal Family Support Service
Confidential & Advisory Listening Service
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programme
Substance Misuse Intervention & Support
Behaviour Management Programmes for Children & Adults
Information, Advice & Consultation
Support to Command Personnel
Training, Learning & Support Services
Safeguarding Training for partners and stakeholders
Childminding Registration Support & Training
Victim & Witness Support Services
Loss & Bereavement
If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child, young person, or adult, or would like some support, advice or guidance in relation to social care issues, please contact BFSWS and Community Support Cyprus Single Point of Contact (SPOC) on:
t: (00 357) 2596 3609
AKROTIRI SOCIAL WORK
Akrotiri Social Work,
RAF Akrotiri, BFPO 57
EPISKOPI SOCIAL WORK
Episkopi Social Work,
Episkopi, BFPO 53
DHEKELIA SOCIAL WORK
ESBA Social Work,
Dhekelia, BFPO 58
Office hours are 7.00am to 3.00pm.
To contact a Social Worker (in emergencies only) outside of these hours, please call (00 357) 9777 1252
Read more about some of our services or download referral forms below:
If you suspect or believe a child or adult is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, or if you are concerned about your own behaviour and need advice or support, you should contact us (numbers above) or the emergency services on 112.
EMERGENCY SERVICES NUMBER