21 Dock Street
Many families experience challenging times, which may lead to young people becoming homeless or leaving home too soon. Safe and Sound is a free and confidential service run jointly by Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife and Shelter Scotland with the aim of strengthening relationships between young people and their families. Family Mediators offer support to parents and young people who may be experiencing conflict. Initial confidential chats are offered in order for workers to get a good understanding of the needs of individual family members. Family mediation and conflict mentoring are part of a range of one to one support available to help to make practical, workable arrangements for the future, taking into account the views, needs and feelings of everyone involved.
Shelter Scotland provides a confidential service offering emotional and practical support to young people to help enable them to have safe housing. We take a client centred approach that empowers young people to take full responsibility for their choices. Shelter is a flexible service where young people are seen as often as they feel necessary. We draw on the GIRFEC policy and use the SHANARRI indicators to help identify young people’s needs in order for our project workers to support them in the best way possible. We encourage young people to remain at home, where possible but if this cannot happen we offer on going support to both help them secure and maintain a tenancy.