Family Support Service

Family Support Service

Diagrama Foundation believes in offering holistic support to all the people who use or are involved with our services.  Our service is person/family centred and we work in partnership with the family, young person or individual.

The team consists of highly qualified individuals with more than 30 years of experience of working with families, children and young people. 

The team has extensive experience of:

  • Group work
  • Parenting teenagers
  • Parenting (Webster Stratton & enhancing adoptive parenting)
  • Working with difficult behaviour
  • Attachment
  • ADHD
  • Identity
  • Self esteem
  • Depression,
  • Bi-polar affective disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • ASD
  • Sexuality
  • Individual counselling
  • Child development
  • Child led play
  • Support Planning (SMART)
  • Trauma
  • Theraplay

The team works from a person/family centred perspective and they work with the family to establish specific goals to work towards. The work is time limited so we utilise a solution focused approach. If the family/person needs more intensive work this can be undertaken dependant on funding.


Therapeutic Services that we offer are:

We offer counselling/ therapy to fostered and adopted families and we work with:

  • Adults, children and young people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Parents



We offer the following 10 and 12 week parenting programs that are evidence based.

  • Webster Stratton Incredible Years
  • Enhancing Adoptive parenting

We have family support workers who can also undertake individual parenting work with families who may need a parenting course embedded. We work with parents around boundaries, routines, play and emotional support as well as support and training around parenting teenagers, working with difficult behaviour and parenting children with ADHD.


We provide regular training workshops for fosterers and adopters on subjects such as:

  • Trauma
  • Attachment
  • Identity
  • Therapeutic play


Support groups

We have separate support groups for parents and for young people where they can meet informally every three months. Diagrama arranges the sessions which usually consist of information sharing, advice on specific areas of interest as well as guest speakers or advisors.



This service is run Mondays and Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. The helpline is there to offer help and advice to people who have one off questions or who may need support with issues at home. If the issues are complex we may make an appointment to talk with you in depth, or if we are unable to help we may advise you to contact an alternative agency who could better suit your needs.


If you are interested in any of our services please contact us.

Tel: 020 8668 2181