Family Service Unit Scotland known as Circle

Family Service Unit Scotland known as Circle

Charity information

Family Service Unit Scotland known as Circle

Circle works with children and families suffering complex traumas rooted in poverty. Circle recognises the multiple challenges children and families face in navigating support systems and so help them find the confidence and strength to engage. Circle does this by working with the whole family, enabling them to draw on their strengths to take control of their lives. Circle adopts a whole family, solution focused practise approach to build on strengths within a family rather than deficits.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    To improve the lives of children by strengthening families.

  • Aims

    Family Service Unit Scotland known as Circle aims to:

    • Circle's Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI) Project has the overall aim to minimise the negative impact of parental imprisonment on children and families.
    • Circle's Harbour Project supports families with children affected by parental dug and alcohol use and young people who use drugs and alcohol and their families.
    • Circle's Haven Project is based in Muirhouse, Edinburgh and provides whole family support on an outreach basis and centre based work which includes parenting groups and individual support.
    • Circle's Inter School Social Education Partnership links 6th year pupils with primary aged children who are struggling in mainstream schools and aims to improve their educational and social skills.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2006

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 32

    Part time staff: 11

    Volunteers: 28

    Phone number: 0131 552 0305

    Address: 18 West Pilton Park, Edinburgh EH4 4EJ

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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