New partnership will help support vulnerable Aberdeeenshire kids

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP was in attendance for the launch event.
Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP was in attendance for the launch event.

A unique, new partnership project was launched last week to support vulnerable children and families in Aberdeenshire.

Working together, Children 1st and Home-Start are to support families in Banff and Buchan with a Public Social Partnership between the two charities.

The project aims to improve and safeguard the well-being of children up to the age of five years. It will provide support to families across Banff and Buchan who are not accessing free universal services such as education and healthcare either due to remote location, language barriers or high deprivation.

The project aims to support families to:

• build stronger relationships in their family;

• feel less marginalised and more included;

• make better use of local services;

• help their children have fun and enjoy the opportunity of new experiences;

• have happier, safer homes with happier, safer children.

Parentline Scotland, the helpline and email service for anyone caring for, or concerned about a child which is run by Children 1st will provide a contact helpline to ensure families can receive immediate counselling support at times outwith the service.