Children and Family Centres in Gloucestershire
There have been a number of changes to Children and Family centres in Gloucestershire.
We want to work with partners to ensure we prioritise support for and engagement with vulnerable families, so that we are there when they need us most. Following a consultation between January and April 2016, Gloucestershire County Council reshaped these services to the needs outlined in the results of the consultation.
What has changed?
There are now 16 council run Children and Families centres located in Gloucestershire. Families can also get support in their communities and homes without having to travel to these centres.
How can I get support?
To get support from a Children and Family centre, you will need to make a referral. Parents, children, families, professionals and carers can make a referral by visiting the Glosfamilies Directory website or by completing a request for service form.
Once a request for service form has been received it will be verified and sent to the most appropriate service to contact families to start support.
What support do Children and Family Centres offer?
Children and Family centres can support with:
- Targeted family support through a request for service
- Solihull Parenting Programmes
- Triple P Parenting Programmes
- Incredible Years Parenting Programme
- Freedom Programme
- You, Me and Mum Programme
- Five to Thrive
- Mental Health First Aid
- Development Checks – run by Health Visitors
- Anti-natal and post-natal groups
- BEST start groups
- Baby Hubs
- Play and Community Support Groups
This list is not complete; to find out what courses are available at your local children and family centre, please contact the centres directly. Contact details can be found below.
All courses must be requested through the request for service form.