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Gloucestershire Functional Families Team

Gloucestershire Functional Families Team (GFFT) are based at Shire Hall in Gloucester, providing a countywide service using the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model.

FFT is an evidence based, short-term (between 8-20 sessions/ over 3-6 months) therapeutic family intervention, with an over-arching focus on relationships. GFFT works with young people at risk of entrenched offending behaviour or on the edge of care by addressing unhelpful patterns through positive change.

Inclusion Criteria:
• Age 10-17
• Edge of Care or youth offending
• Living at home

Exclusion Criteria:
• Actively psychotic or actively suicidal
• Primary referral reason sexually harmful behaviour/sexual offending
• Living away from home

Target Behaviours:
• Offending
• Difficult Family relationships
• Communication
• Substance misuse
• Violence/conflict
• Child Sexual Exploitation
• Truancy/poor school attendance
• Running away

Functional Family Therapy is a strength based programme designed to increase hope, communication and supportiveness while decreasing blame, negativity and dysfunctional patterns of behaviour. Individual interventions are targeted for change based on unique challenges, diverse qualities and strengths of each family. Behaviour change is planned in alignment with the specific risk and protective factor profile of each family.

Who to contact

01452 427488
Layla Betteridge Team Managers office phone - 01452 427489

Where to go

Shire Hall
2nd Floor Block 6,
Westgate St,

Other Details


Additional Charges


Referral required
Referral Details

For further information or to make a referral, please contact the GFF Team on 01452 371672 or email

Practitioner Information

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