Lots of different people offer family support; it could be a grandparent, next door neighbour or a friend. Your health visitor, teacher or community group can also advise.
Bringing up children can be exciting and enjoyable but it can also be demanding, tiring and stressful. We all need help at times as none of us are trained to be parents. Staff working in the social care part of the Children & Learning Department can offer support and services to your children and you as parents and carers and we will work alongside others offering you support in your community.
We can offer advice and support, including individual work with the young person. The aim is to support you as a family and prevent any family breakdown.
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.20pm
Friday 8.45am to 4.40pm
Family Information Service - Telephone - 01582 548888
Your local Children’s Centre
Luton Law Centre - Telephone 01582 482000/481000
Citizen's Advice Bureau - Telephone 01582 486632
Family and Relationship Crisis Centre - Telephone 01582 562790
Family Lives (previously Parentline Plus) - free helpline offering help and information to anyone caring for children. Telephone 0808 800 2222. For those with hearing problems or a speech impediment - telephone 0800 783 6783
Childline - free helpline for children/young people to talk to someone about any problems. Telephone - 0800 1111
NAPAC - a national charity for people abused in childhood with an information service. Telephone - 0800 053330 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)