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.
“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?
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
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.
If you would like some support, advice or guidance in relation to social care issues, please contact BFSWS Overseas.
Ackhurst Park ,
0044 (0) 808 168 3111
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