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Access to Services within Families First

Access to services within Families First can be made by referal to Gyda’n Gilydd.

If you’re unsure if a family is suitable to receive services through Families First / Gyda’n Gilydd, a guide is given in the document:

Getting it right the first time – Threshold decisions in children, young persons and families services (attached below)

How to refer?

Anyone can refer to Gyda’n Gilydd, whether a front line member of staff or families. Permission must be given before referring a family to Gyda’n Gilydd as services are voluntary for families. It’s not considered a statutory service.

In order to receive services through Families First, atleast 3 indicators must be present. These are shown on the fourth page of the referral form, and must match the situation of the family (attached below). Relevant indicators should be ticked.


How does it work?

Through Gyda’n Gilydd it’s possible to receive Families First services in your area to help families deal with problems and make changes for the better.

We can do this in two ways:

  1. By offering services by 1 or 2 services through Families First;
  2. By creating a team around the family, who will work with you and other services to help the whole family

When we receive the referral, it will be reviewed by Families First allocation meeting who decide the direction of the referral:

  • Which 1 or 2 services should be offered to the family
  • If a Joint Assessment for Familes (JAFF) is needed, in order to have a clear understanding of what the family wants to work on
  • Go straight to a Gyda’n Gilydd Area Co-ordinator to create a Team Around the Family

Refer to Families First referral flow chart  (attached below)

For more information contact Gyda'n Gilydd:

Canolfan Noddfa,
Cil Peblig,
LL55 2RS

Phone: 01286 676128


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