Family Service Plan Guidelines for children aged 6 – 18 yrs

What is a Family Service Plan (FSP)?

A child’s greatest resource is their family and they are best supported within that family.  Likewise a family is best supported within the context of their own community.

The Family Service Plan is an opportunity for parents and the key worker to share information and to discuss and prioritise future plans for your child and family.  The Family Service Plan meeting provides an opportunity for parents to decide what they want and to ask for any help they need.

By agreeing a plan between the parents and the keyworker, it will ensure that we are all working together for the child’s benefit.

How Does It Happen?

  • Your keyworker will discuss the FSP process with you. The first step is to plan the Family Service Plan meeting. You and your key worker will agree a date and time to meet. 
  • Next your keyworker will post the FSP form to you to complete pages 2, 3 and the top of page 4. These sections help you decide what’s important for your child and family at this time.  
  • At this meeting we will work together to agree a plan for your child and family. Once the action plan is completed you and the keyworker sign the form and you will keep a copy. The key worker will then ensure that the Team members who support your child are all aware of the action plan. 
  • Family Service Plan meetings take place once every one to two years, depending on need e.g. if a child is moving from primary school to secondary school and FSP would be required.  Should any needs arise please feel free to contact your keyworker.