Children's care professionals services

Families Together

Our Families Together team works with children and young people aged from 10 to 17 years-old and their families.

The team works to help families live together safely and learn to overcome difficulties.

They do this by:

  • helping families realise their ability to solve their own difficulties
  • helping family members work out ways to overcome their issues

Their approach is to build solutions with families rather than try to solve problems for them.

Families Together only supports children, young people and families that have been referred to them by a social worker from Thurrock Council's Children's Services.

They offer 2 types of service:

  • Edge of care
  • Reunification

Edge of care

Edge of care support is for children and young people who either:

  • are at high risk of coming into care
  • have recently been in care and need further support to prevent them returning into care
  • have been placed in care for a short time due to a family breakdown and who have a clear plan to return home


Reunification support is for children and young people who have been in care for more than 1 year and who either:

  • are due to return home
  • need an assessment for a possible return home

How to get in touch

Contact the Families Together team below.

Families Together team
Children's Services, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: 01375 652 529