Enhanced Caseworkers support adults who are, or might be, experiencing domestic abuse and who are either pregnant or have children age 0-3.
The purpose of Safer Families: Enhanced Caseworkers is to provide long-term support. Parents' needs are met for as long as they would like to access the service. It is available to anyone who could be experiencing domestic abuse living in a LEAP ward. Check if you live in a LEAP ward.
You can contact us at any stage, whether the abuse is just beginning or has escalated.
The service offers emotional support and advice on practical matters such as safety and legal, housing or financial issues. It also provides holistic support to enable clients to feel less isolated.
LEAP’s Enhanced Casework service offers face-to-face appointments as well as phone contact and works flexibly to meet people in the community or wherever they feel safe.
For example, we can meet at children’s centres, or existing appointments, such as midwife sessions.
We can then talk to you, listen and try to understand what you could be experiencing.
Everyone’s needs are unique and so we will work with you to create a support plan that helps keep you safe and is tailored to your individual needs. For example, clients who access our service can:
Safer Families used to include group work by St Michael’s Fellowship. These LEAP groups finished in March 2020. St. Michael’s Fellowship continues to support Lambeth families. Find out about its services.