Down's Syndrome Scotland - Family Support Service

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Service summary

You can access this service by: Self-referral, family, friends, social work, carers, schools, health visitors, other voluntary sector and statutory agencies, as well as internally via other staff members.

Family Support Service provides “All through life” support to individuals, families, carers and professionals in relation to information and support regarding people with Down’s syndrome.

Areas of support include (not limited to): Screening and New Parent support, child development and positive behaviour management, nursery, primary and secondary school inclusion and support strategies, school transitions and leaving school, transitions into adult services, health, welfare & benefits, guardianship & POA, legal information and funding options

Client groups

Children from birth with Down's Syndrome

Service details

Issue and outcomes for children: 

  • Raising awareness
  • Improve communication skills and encourage social awareness and  appropriate behaviours 
  • Improve
  • Independence
  • Develop  confidence and self esteem
Issues/outcomes for parents:

Provide information and support to parents for children of all ages and stages to ensure good practice applied and learning opportunities are maximised, behaviour management strategies, confidence for dealing with transitions and improved communication and parent/child relationships.

Support for feeding, development communication and health concerns.

Area served

Throughout Scotland: individual services are delivered at home or professional workplace
The page was last updated on 11 July 2022

Main address

Riverside House
502 Gorgie Road
Edinburgh
EH11 3AF

Main telephone

0300 030 2121

Organisation email

familysupportservice@dsscotland.org.uk

Website

www.dsscotland.org.uk