At Family Values, we provide family support by providing evidence-based interventions and practical strategies to help children and young people achieve the best outcomes possible.

All of our services are available for commissioning to schools, local authorities, Public Health, and the private sector and we also run grant-funded programmes.
Family Values offers one-to-one therapy with our Positive Behaviour Consultants both online and in-person for parents, guardians, and social care professionals.

The main areas we specialise in are:

Parenting (Groups and one to one)
Mental Health Support for children and young people
Family support
School attendance


Family support

We help families solve a wide range of issues, and are knowledgeable about local support services.
We can undertake direct parenting interventions (using models such as Triple P), or signpost parents to suitable support and advocate for them when required.

School attendance

We support Torbay schools to improve attendance practice.
Our work includes:

  • Attendance Audits
  • Getting schools attendance policies and procedures ‘Ofsted ready’
  • Parenting contracts to improve attendance
  • Direct work to support families to improve their child’s attendance
  • Legal work relating to attendance issues.

Door knock service

This is part of our attendance service and aims to improve safeguarding procedures in schools.

Torbay schools Family Support Network

We lead and co-ordinate a support group and forum for pastoral and family support workers.



IAPT is a national initiative to improve access to Psychological therapies. We are part of a major training initiative to recruit more workers into children and young people’s mental health.

Family Cooking sessions

We provide cooking sessions for families with an emphasis on a family approach to sharing and cooking together to promote healthy eating and strengthen relationships.

Holiday Activity Picnics

We run holiday projects that address ‘Holiday Hunger’ - where children in receipt of free school meals may be underfed during school holidays.

Sea and Forest School

We have teamed up with Torbay Coast and Countryside and Paignton Zoo to provide outdoor education activities in the school holidays.

Children’s Domestic Abuse Prevention Programme

We run groups for children who have witnessed domestic violence designed to:

  • Help children process what they have been through
  • Help prevent further domestic abuse in the future
  • Help children understand safe behaviour
  • Have positive relationships with peers, family and teachers


Reports and Evaluations



Attendance 2017

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SWFV 2017

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News Winter 2020

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News Winter 2018/2019

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News Summer 2018

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News Winter 2017/2018

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News Summer 2016

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South West Family Values C.I.C
C/O Vincent & Co Accountants
37 Shiphay Lane

South West Office

Tel: 01803 611760

E: info@southwestfamilyvalues.org.uk

Hampshire Office

Tel: 01329 760172

E: info@familyvalues.org.uk


Aside from the main services on offer from SWFV, we work with schools, charities and volunteer agencies across Torbay to deliver numerous projects which support children and families universally. In this section, you will find regular updates on our projects as well as updates on what the SWFV team are getting up to in their day to day work.