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Family life is full of rewards and challenges. Finding the right support at the right time is important.

Family Support has a range of information and advice services for parents and carers.

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Useful advice and information

Family Support

Family life is different for all of us. What we have to deal with as a family and the challenges we face can sometimes make us feel we are on our own without support. There are organisations we can reach out to when we need More…

Pregnancy and Babies

Pregnancy and having a baby is a time when you need lots of support and advice. Getting the right information will help you to give your baby the best start in life. Find everything you need to know about pregnancy and caring for a new More…

Children's Centres

Children's Centres provide support to families with children and young adults 0-19 years (up to 25 years if they have special education needs or disabilities). The aims of the service are: The early identification and support of children with additional needs To provide information and More…

Parenting classes and support

Parenting programmes provide you with the opportunities to learn and improve your parenting skills, helping you understand your children's needs and helping you cope with present and future difficulties. They also provide you with a chance to meet and share experiences with other parents and More…

Early talkers and readers

Children begin to develop the skills they need to become confident with language from a very young age. Early literacy skills include looking at books, following a story, making marks, recognising printed writing and singing or saying rhymes. Read aloud to your child from an More…

Family and Home Safety

Staying safe as a family is very important. Children will get bumps and scrapes as they develop and explore the world around them. It is important to teach your children about the world around them and how to navigate it safely. Talk about road safety, More…

Coronavirus information and resources

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has had a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.  Find the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance and advice from NHS and Public Health England, as well as tips on talking to More…

Sandwell Keeps Talking

Sandwell Keeps Talking is Sandwell’s initiative to promote Early Language and Communication Skills. In Sandwell we are working with our Early Years experts to bring together support and resources in Early Language and Communication. Find the information you need either as a parent or as More…

Baby and toddler eating and mealtimes

Mealtimes are often a time when children learn that they can gain some control over their parents. Parents may become concerned that their child is not eating enough and frustrated when their child refuses food and/or demand alternative meals. Most children go through a phase More…

Early behaviour and emotional development

A toddler temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm; sudden and sometimes fierce. Children between the ages of one and three are especially prone to these episodes and it is a normal part of their development. Though you may worry that you More…

Bedtime and sleeping routines

Getting your child to go to bed can be quite a battle. As soon as you mention the word ‘bed’ your child may run riot in a bid to show you how awake they are. Even if you get them into bed you may still More…