Our supported sessions are suitable for families where trust has broken down or communication is difficult and a neutral space is needed.
This service is available as community Family time.
As a not for profit organisation we reinvest any profits into developing services and to ensure everyone can access the service regardless of their financial situation we have funded places available. You can apply for a funded place as part of your referral.
Please note: journeys outside of Sheffield will incur a charge.
Complete a referral form
Supported sessions can also be a step forward after supervised sessions. Apart from attendance dates and times, no detailed reports are written unless risk of harm becomes apparent to the child, parent or team member.
You do not have to see or meet the other adults involved in the Family time session initially and in some instances that may never happen. When and if that happens depends on a number of things, primarily your child’s wishes and feelings and also your safety, worries and anxiety in relation to this.
The person who lives with the child is required to arrive 10 minutes before and leave 10 minutes after the child and the person the child lives with. This is the same for every family that attends.
Several families will be together in the various rooms and staff and volunteers are available for support and assistance but there is no close observation, monitoring or evaluation of individual contacts and conversations.