Family and Student Support Team

Welcome to the Esteem Family and Student Support Team (FASST) service.

We are a team of dedicated and skilled Family and Student Support Workers working with young people and families across the midlands. We are part of Esteem Multi-Academy Trust; and while safeguarding is at the core of our provision, we are not a specialist safeguarding and child protection service.

We are trained and skilled to assess need and deliver a range of group and 1:1 support sessions tailored to individual identified need.

We are Esteem MAT’s early help service who are only able to support families and young people currently on role at an Esteem academy and who have consented to the referral. This ensures that positive changes are made with people and not to them, or for them. We offer young people and their families solution focused support to overcome the challenges and hurdles to success that we have identified together. This support can be family or community based or 1:1 sessions. We will work collaboratively with our education colleagues and those from specialist services to ensure the right service at the right time.

We understand the challenging role of being a parent or carer! We understand the complexities of this role when you are supporting a young person with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and those young people who are not able to thrive in a mainstream school.

We are able to accept referrals from our Esteem colleagues, parents and carers, young people and other professionals. We hold panel meetings to determine that we are the correct service and allocate to the most appropriate member of the team.  If we are not the right service to help, we will endeavour to find the one who is.

For further information about our service, signposting to other services and activities available in your area, please visit the FASST website.