The Candle Home Liaison Programme aims to engage the most hard-to-reach young people and to support their motivation and involvement, as well as to enhance the young peoples’ well-being and participation in Candle Programme and to facilitate a supportive home environment. The involvement and support of parents and the family is crucial during the young persons’ engagement with our services. It is our experience that better outcomes are realised when parents and families are involved in their child’s placement.
The function of the Home Liaison role is to work on the ground, increase parental involvement and help to facilitate a supportive home environment. The implementation of frequent family contacts offers the opportunity of parenting support with the purpose of strengthening parenting skills and communication but also to identify needs. By building a positive relationship with the parents from the beginning and frequent contact through family meetings, home visits and phone calls, Candle aims to establish a positive foundation for successful cooperation to support the young person’s development.