Rhondda Cynon Taf Council welcomes the recent positive comments from the Wales Audit Office in relation to its ‘Resilient Families’ programme.  

The Wales Audit Office highlighted the programme as good practice in its report released ahead of White Ribbon week, which begins this week (25th- 29th November) on Progress in implementing the violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence act.

The ‘Resilient Families’ programme was established in January 2018 and provides a single pathway for early intervention support for families. It delivers the right support to families at the right time and focuses on increasing a family’s resilience – that’s the ability to ‘bounce back’ after something difficult has happened.

Many families need a little help from time to time and this service has proved invaluable – by providing help and support for the whole family when they need it most and allowing them to re-build their strength and resilience. 

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Tina Leyshon, said: “The ‘Resilient Families’ programme is making a big difference to families in Rhondda Cynon Taf and is there to offer support when families need it most. 

“For various reasons, which can include domestic abuse, families need a helping hand to guide and support them through a difficult time. The programme aims to hold a family’s hand during this time and give them the skills to build their resilience, whilst being supported via a multi-agency approach. 

“The fact that the programme has been highlighted in this report for good practice provides a welcome boost for the team and recognises the fantastic work that they do, to help families across the County Borough when needed.”    

The Resilient Families Service supports any family who needs it across RCT. Agencies are able to refer a family or families can self-refer during times of crisis or when they just need a helping hand. Providing support as early as possible can prevent families needing longer term interventions.  

The Council works with a range of partners including Health Visitors, the Police, the Youth Offending Service and the Voluntary Sector to deliver this service.

For more information on the ‘Resilient Families’ programme visit  01443 281435 or

Posted on Tuesday 26th November 2019

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