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CHEXS is a registered charity (Registered charity number 1153769)

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CHEXS Family Support Services

Do you worry about…

  • Communicating with your child/teen
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • How to help with your child’s learning
  • Your child’s additional needs
  • Finances
  • Housing
  • Loss or bereavement
  • Where to go for help and support
  • Abusive relationships
  • Bullying

CHEXS can help with:

  • Support, advice and guidance for parents
  • Families First Assessment support, advice and guidance for children and young people
  • Family and adult learning courses, Parenting groups
  • Signposting to local services and activities
  • Enrichment projects for children & young people both supporting their learning and development


CHEXS Family Support Service (FSS) operates within your school/setting for 2-3 hours on a fortnightly basis. Note: Support is on hand outside these sessions too. Parents can attend support sessions at other schools subject to availability.

What do we plan to do?

CHEXS Family Support Service work with the whole family in the family home, at school or in a safe place within the community. CHEXS focuses on giving every child the opportunity to thrive in their family, school and community. CHEXS aims to:

  1. Remove barriers to learning for children and young people;
  2. Work with parents, carers and schools to enable children and young people who are at risk of not achieving due to low level unmet needs to have full access to educational opportunities through additional support;
  3. Provide support to children and families before their needs escalate and help them retain control and responsibility for their futures (preventing needs escalating to require specialist statutory intervention)

Core Offer

  • Work with the whole family (whole family approach)
  • Working at universal, emerging need and targeted levels of support as set out in Families First Continuum of Early Help
  • CHEXS can work at intensive levels linked to targeted enrichment
  • Work with children and families in school and in their home
  • Undertake home visits as part of their work
  • Undertake or coordinate assessment of children and family needs
  • Contribute to and attend professional family meetings where appropriate
  • Referrals will be received from schools, parents/carers and other services
  • Will undertake the Lead Practitioner role where this is appropriate
  • Will undertake direct intervention work with children and family where this is appropriate, including one to one support identified as part of an intervention
  • Provide information and advice to families and schools, including signposting and referral to relevant services in response to identified need, including intensive intervention
  • Undertake step-down work with families where a family is stepped down following successful completion of intervention at either specialist assessment level – Child Protection/Children In Need or intensive multi-agency provision
  • Work in partnership with schools, parents/carers and other services/agencies in undertaking their work
  • Cover provided during term time and also during school holidays

We can also deliver a bespoke Family and Adult Learning service in your school.
Costs will be confirmed after an analysis has been conducted on what services are required 


CVSBEH Community Skills Hub
59 High Street, Waltham Cross,
Herts. EN8 7JU
Registered Charity No: 1153769

Tel: 07970 498966

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