The Family Meeting Point that the Island Council of Lanzarote plans to put into operation before the end of this year, co-financed by the Government of the Canary Islands, will offer free care and will have for this purpose a multidisciplinary team composed of a social worker, a psychologist and a social educator, informs the insular counselor of Social Welfare, Maite Corujo (PP).
This technical team will not only promote communication and carry out the regime of visits to minors established by the competent bodies , but also intervene with families in order to participate actively in the process of reestablishing family relationships.
In this regard, Maite Corujo emphasizes that the implementation of this service “will guarantee the safety and well-being of children in conflict situations and that compliance with the visitation regime does not pose any threat to those who are the most vulnerable in the family meetings. ”
From the Social Welfare area of the Cabildo, “we have been working in the most suitable way for the execution of this service so that it is offered free of charge to all Lanzarote families who need access to it in accordance with the requirements and singularities that are established “, adds the counselor.
In 2017, the island registered more than 300 new family court proceedings, to which must be added the unresolved and unfinished of previous years. In 80% of the cases attended there was no relationship between the minor and the non-custodial parent or the biological family, “due to the lack of real alternatives to exercise these rights, hence from the area of Social Welfare we came claiming the laying in operation of the Family Meeting Point, “says Maite Corujo.