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.
SSAFA have been delivering this service for a number of years and from 1 July 2020 this responsibility will be transferred to Polaris Children’s Services, an independent provider of children’s services across the UK and the British military around the world. From 1st July, 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
Personnel & 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 – Relationship Issues, Debt Management, Loss & Bereavement
Safeguarding Training for partners and stakeholders
Childminding Registration Support & Training
Victim Support & Witness Services
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
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 Service Cyprus for the relevant area
AKROTIRI SOCIAL WORK
Akrotiri Social Work, The Oval,
RAF Akrotiri, BFPO 57
Phone: 2527 5838
Monday to Friday
EPISKOPI SOCIAL WORK
Episkopi Social Work, Block E, Episkopi, BFPO 53
Phone: 2596 3609
Monday to Friday
DHEKELIA SOCIAL WORK
ESBA Social Work, MRS Centre, Dhekelia, BFPO 58
Phone: 2474 4453
Monday to Friday
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Content ID refers to the technology of adding a “digital fingerprint” to online content, in this case music, for recognition and tracking across YouTube (and places that YouTube content is used and embedded). Without this “digital fingerprint”, tracking legal and illegal use of copyrighted content would be impossible. “Rights Manager” works in the same way but for Facebook and Instagram.
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