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Family Firm

The Family Firm – support for Care-experienced Children.  If you are care-experienced at home or away from home, and over 14 years of age, you are entitled to a supported work placement with Highland Council.

Highland Council employs thousands of people in a very wide range of jobs and can offer many opportunities to young people to try out working life. You can have a one week placement, or an extended placement of one or more days a week over a period of weeks or months, in an area which interests you. You will get advice and help to assist you to choose the right kind of work. To find out about arranging a placement, contact your Guidance Teacher in school, your Social Worker or Youth Action Worker.  If you’re on an Activity Agreement, speak to your Personal Advisor or contact the Family Firm Coordinator - details below.

If you are a referring agency please use the 'Request for Service' document attached below.



file Family_Firm_Request_for_Service.docx

Family Firm Request for Service

Further information and contact details

Street Address: Family Firm Coordinator, Employability Team, The Highland Council, Inverness, IV3 5NX

Telephone: 01463 702783

Secondary Telephone: 07917635280


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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.