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BRITISH FORCES SOCIAL WORK SERVICE OVERSEAS 

WHO ARE WE?

For the past five years we have been delivering BFSWS in Germany and other isolated detachments, successfully serving over 33,000 Service personnel and dependents. On 1st November 2019, we began to deliver the overseas social work service from the UK.

Our Social Work footprint will be wherever there are British military and associated civilian personnel and their families in Germany, Europe, Canada, Kenya, Belize, United States of America and Saudi Arabia.

The service will be delivered by a closeknit, UK-based team who will supplement their already excellent knowledge of UK and Military Social Work by working together with overseas Commands and host nations to provide the best, most current and accurate guidance and support to service users.

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

  • 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? 

Information, Advice & Consultation

Early Help Offer

Child in Need

Safeguarding Children & Adults at risk

Care Leavers Support

Private Fostering Arrangements

Members of local safeguarding committees

Support to Command Personnel

Active liaison and relationship building with local welfare resources/host nations

Helping commands build welfare capacity/ pathways for action

Threshold document for access to services

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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 or the emergency services.

CONTACT US 

If you would like some support, advice or guidance in relation to social care issues, please contact BFSWS Overseas.

ADDRESS

Lincoln House,
Foxhole Road,
Ackhurst Park ,
Chorley,
PR7 1NY

CONTACT

Phone Number:

0044 (0) 808 168 3111

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

08-30 - 17:00

OUT OF HOURS

We provide our support 24/7, if you need to contact us out of hours please call:

0044 (0) 808 168 3111

 
 

Any other enquiries please contact us at crt.bfsws@coreassets.com