Worcestershire Virtual Family Hub

Parenting support

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Courses and groups


Support and guidance

  • Family first from YSS The Families First service delivered in the Worcestershire area by YSS, is a pilot program aiming to support families that are facing parental incarceration. The service provides one to one support and guidance in a safe space, to enable the whole family to cope with the demands of having a partner, and parent, in prison.
    YSS Families First provides expert support and guidance for families to navigate through the criminal justice system, including preparations for prison visits. The key workers also provide an one to one emotional and practical support both for the children to process the imprisonment and the family as a whole.
    The criteria for referral is for the family to be residing in Worcestershire and for the partner/parent to be imprisoned or about to be sentenced.
  • Childcare
    Here you can search for childcare near you. This includes childcare that has spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year old funded children, as well as those that provide before and after school pick-ups and those that specifically cater for children with a disability or special educational need.
  • Children's Centres
    Children's Centres in Worcestershire are run by lots of different providers. Many of them are run by schools and early years settings (e.g. nurseries) providing childcare, antenatal and postnatal services and in some cases extra services, such as speech and language and family support, to meet the needs of families in their local area.
  • Website: Netmums
    Netmums is the UK’s most relevant, inclusive and supportive parenting community, welcoming millions of parents every month to our forum, parenting content, recipes, local listings, product reviews, email newsletters and courses.
  • Guidance: Is your child ready for school?
    Starting school for the first time can be an exciting time but also very daunting for both the child and the parents. Here you will find some things that will help your child get ready to start school and make the most of their learning. 
  • Guidance: Teenagers
  • Guidance: Protection from harm
    If you've been affected by crime or by abuse you might feel scared and helpless. It's important to know there are places you can go for help and there are things you can do to protect yourself. You are not alone.
  • Worcestershire school holiday, food and activities
    Provides information about food, activities and support available to families and children from nursery and primary aged, through to older children and teenagers during the school holidays.
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    Advice for new parents on infant crying, including support and techniques on how to comfort your baby, advice on how to cope and be able to relax as a parent with a new-born baby.
  • Safe Haven
    Are you going through a tough time? Safe Haven can offer you support.