Before support, I had no confidence and I had just moved to the area so I thought I could never make friends, but now I am going to the Children’s Centre on my own.  Thank you so much for helping me get out of a horrible place.  Now I am a different person.  Thank you so much!
Parent
supported by a volunteer
One of the brilliant things about working for Children's Services in the Royal Borough is the support provided to children and their parents by Family Friends. They are a unique organisation. Everyone finds parenting to be a struggle at times. Family Friends provides evidence-based interventions for parents. They know what works. As the organisation makes extensive use of well-trained and supervised volunteers (most of whom are local parents themselves), the support they offer is neither patronising, nor interfering, but genuinely family-friendly.
Cliff Turner
Former Director of Children's Services, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Family Friends offers extremely valuable services to families in the Borough. Parents talk about them being ‘a lifesaver’ and they feel their situation would have rapidly deteriorated if they had not had a Family Friends Volunteer. The Children’s Centre has worked closely with the Family Support Worker (Children's Centres and Early Years) from Family Friends. They have provided an excellent information service to parents that use the Children’s Centre and also work in partnership with us to encourage parents who, for a variety of reasons, may find accessing a Children’s Centre a challenge. Family Friends provides a really good top quality service to parents at the times when they need it most.
Allison Bradshaw
Children's Centre Co-ordinator, Little Cygnets Children's Centre
Support from Family Friends is so accessible because parents can approach the service to ask for help themselves. Family Friends also works with parents and other professionals to support people to be the best parents they can, and for children to have the best quality of life possible.
Laura Riley
Social Worker, Senior Practitioner Mill House Family Centre