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Children & Families Warwickshire - The Family Information Service

 

The Family Information Service provide information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire on issues including:

  • family relationships
  • finance
  • housing
  • parenting support
  • special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • childcare
  • health and wellbeing

This service offers lots of great support for families including many issues not listed on this page. We have had many families in school receiving invaluable help from FIS. Get in touch to discuss your concerns:

Website: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families  Tel: 01926 742 274

Email:  fis@warwickshire.gov.uk   Twitter: @WarksFIS  Facebook:  Warwickshire Family Information Service

 

 

Family Support Duty Line

Family support workers are available across Warwickshire to listen, support and offer advice and guidance to families and professionals. To speak to a family support worker over the telephone, call 01926 412412, Monday to Friday between 9am - 4pm. 

 

To book a face-to-face meeting with a Family Support Worker at the local Atherstone Children's Centre Drop-in  Clinic, please call 01926 412412 to book your slot. Note: This clinic runs every Wednesday, from 1pm-4pm.

 

Barnardo's Children and Family Centre

The Children & Family Centre service will improve the outcomes and life chances for all children, young people and their families by offering effective preventative and early intervention services that focus on those who are hardest to reach and are experiencing the greatest challenges in life. The service is tailored to local need with specific provision based on in-depth understanding of the local communities it serves.

Children & Family Centre, Kings Avenue, CV9 1JZ Tel: 01827 718723 Open Mon - Fri  9.00am - 4.00pm

To keep up to date with what's going on at the centre - follow their Facebook Page.

Young Carers Warwickshire

Young Carers strives to raise public awareness of unpaid carers in Warwickshire and encourage a wider recognition of their contribution to society. At the same time, they provide carers with information and support to assist them in their caring roles and enable them to fulfil their own needs as individuals. Web: https://www.warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk/  Tel: 01926 963940  Email: info@warwickshireyoungcarers.org.uk

Relationship advice?

Relate offers counselling services for every type of relationship. They provide advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.

Tamworth Relate, Marmion House, Lichfield Street Tamworth, Staffs, B79 7BZ

Tel: 0121 643 1638 Email: appointments@relatebirmingham.co.uk

  National Domestic Violence

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone!

Domestic violence or abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Domestic violence can happen against anyone, and anybody can be an abuser.

For help, advice or just to talk contact their 24-hour Freephone Helpline on 0808 2000 247 If you're in immediate danger call 999.

Visit their website at http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Family Lives

Advice & support on a range of topics including sleep, behaviour, bullying, health & wellbeing, family & relationship issues. Head to www.familylives.org.uk for more info. 

Saferinternet.org.uk

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child stay safe online - their advice and resources are here to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.

Head to their website at www.saferinternet.org.uk 

 

Cohort4

Cohort4 are a peer support organisation for women based in North Warwickshire. The charity is run by survivors of abuse, women with previous convictions and those who experience mental health issues. They are women who have felt lonely and isolated, who may be financially disadvantaged. They are women coming together, in our community, to help other women, to develop skills, enhance social inclusion and to help women into emotional and financial independence. Tel:0300 302 0484                                                               Email:info@cohort4.org.uk Web: https://www.cohort4.org.uk/

Refuge

Refuge is the largest domestic abuse organisation in the UK. On any given day their services support thousands of women and their children, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives — free from fear.

Tel: 0808 2000 247  Website: https://refuge.org.uk/