We offer family support to adults of all ages, genders and backgrounds in Sunderland. 

Some of our services do incur a cost due to the nature of our work. However, as the Family Advisory Service is a Community Interest Company (CiC), we are able to offer our professional expertise at a fraction of the price of more traditional providers.

We can support you with:

Sustaining or re-establishing family ties. 

Building resilience within the family

McKenzie Friend Service

Child contact through the family court process from mediation to the completion and submission of court papers, and provide support for family court hearings

Parenting plans

Variation and non-compliance child contact orders

Paternity tests through the courts

Support for estranged dads

Or any family concern that impacts on family life. 

We provide advocacy, signpost and/or accompany you to relevant support networks to change your situation for the better. We will work closely with partner agencies to ensure you access the advice and support you need.