Social Work

Norwood’s social work service provides specialist help and advice to vulnerable children and families in the Jewish and wider community.

Many of the families who turn to Norwood are in crisis and are unable or reluctant to access local authority services. Issues range from physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse, domestic violence, depression, mental health issues, family breakdown, bereavement, social isolation, suicidal thoughts, addiction and poverty.

The primary objectives of the social work teams are to:

• Safeguard children at risk;
• Offer emotional and mental health support;
• Deliver specialist advice and guidance;
• Advocate on behalf of vulnerable children and their families;
• Provide counselling support to children and adults;
• Support the transition from adolescence to adulthood for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The social work teams work closely with schools, CAMHS and local authorities.

Immediate, short or long term help, advice and support are available Monday to Friday throughout the year.

Social work services serve North-West London, Hertfordshire, North-East London and Essex.