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.

OUR MISSION 

“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

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  • 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

 
 
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WHAT DO WE DO? 

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Prevention & Safeguarding Services for Children & Adults

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Early Help Offer

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Care Leavers Support

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Parenting Programmes

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Adoption Advice & Signposting

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Foster Carer Registration, Training & Support

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Personal Family Support Service

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Confidential & Advisory Listening Service

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Domestic Abuse Intervention Programme

Relationship Issues

Debt Management

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Substance Misuse Intervention & Support

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Behaviour Management Programmes for Children & Adults

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Volunteer Service

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Information, Advice & Consultation

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Support to Command Personnel

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Training, Learning & Support Services

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Safeguarding Training for partners and stakeholders

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Childminding Registration Support & Training

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Victim & Witness Support Services

Loss & Bereavement

CONTACT US 

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 (00 357) 2596 3609 or contactuscyprus@forcessocialwork.com

AKROTIRI SOCIAL WORK

Akrotiri Social Work,
The Oval,

RAF Akrotiri, BFPO 57

Phone: (00 357) 2527 5838

EPISKOPI SOCIAL WORK

Episkopi Social Work,
E Block,
Episkopi, BFPO 53

Phone: (00 357) 2596 3609

DHEKELIA SOCIAL WORK

ESBA Social Work,
MRS Centre,
Dhekelia, BFPO 58

Phone: (00 357) 2474 4453

Local office hours are all Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 3.00pm.

OUR SERVICES 

Read more about some of our services or download referral forms below:

 
 
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REPORT CONCERNS 

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

112

Any other enquiries please contact us at contactuscyprus@forcessocialwork.com

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