The Children and Families Hub team can provide advice and support to you and your family. This can include working with you directly and coordinating with other children and family organisations to provide the right help at the right time.
Most of the services provided are free of charge, and we will work alongside you to address any challenges you and your family have.
Programmes for parents and carers
The Children and Families Hub team offer a range of evidence based programmes for parents. They will help you develop the skills and strategies you need to:
- build a positive relationship between you and your child
- raise happy, confident kids
- manage behaviour in a positive way
- set rules and routines
- take care of yourself as a parent
- feel confident in the decisions you’re making
All of our group programmes provide a confidential and supportive space for parents and carers to meet others in similar situations and share their experiences.
To find out more or to request a place, call the Children and Families Hub on +44 (0) 1534 519000 or email email@example.com.
We offer one off seminars, discussion groups and short courses:
Group Triple P and Teen Group Triple P
A 6 week programmes for parents and carers of children from 18 months to 18 years who have concerns about their child's behaviour or want to learn about positive parenting and how this can be applied to their family.
New Forest Parenting
A 6 week programme for parents and carers of children aged 3 to 11 years with ADHD who want to:
- improve their knowledge of ADHD and how it affects their child
- learn tips and ideas to help support their child
Early Bird and Early Bird Plus
These are 10 week National Autistic Society programmes for parents and carers who have a pre-school aged child or a child aged between 4 to 9 years with a diagnosis of autism.
These programmes help parents understand their child's individual needs and develop strategies to support them.
Who’s in Charge?
An 8 week programme for parents and carers of young people aged between 10 to 18 years who are displaying unsettled and upsetting behaviour in the form of anger, physical or verbal aggression towards parents or other family members. This supportive group offers ideas to help develop strategies to manage behaviour and rebuild family realtionships.
Family Transitions Triple P Programme
This is a 5 week programme for parents and carers of children up to 18 years experiencing personal distress from separation or divorce which is impacting on or complicating their parenting.
Decider Skills for Parents and Carers
Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, this 3 week programme will teach you how to recognise your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours to help you make effective changes to promote your own wellbeing and cope better emotionally.
This 6 week programme introduces parents and carers to the concept and practice of mindfulness. By increasing awareness of living in the present moment, it will help you manage stress, increase resilience, strengthen relationships and cultivate a balanced lifestyle.
Strength Based Parenting
This 6 week programme focuses on helping parents understand more about strengths and how to spot them in their children as well as themselves. This approach has been shown to help increase parental wellbeing and help parents feel less stressed which in turn helps to support children's wellbeing and resilience.
The Children and Families Hub team can offer individual support to make positive changes for your family. This can take place in your home or we can meet you somewhere else that suits you (for example in a café, or outdoors).
You can also call or email the Children and Families Hub to discuss your family’s needs on +44 (0) 01534 519000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Help gives children and families the support they need, at the right time.
A practitioner will talk with your whole family to understand your needs. They will listen to any challenges that you or your family are experiencing and summarise the discussion in an Early Help Assessment. This will consider the needs of your whole family and help everyone understand your family’s situation.
If you think you and your family might benefit from some support, you can ask a practitioner who you know. This could be your doctor, health visitor or a teacher at your child’s school. They can tell you more about Early Help.
Sometimes a practitioner may approach you and ask whether you would like to talk about Early Help and how it could help your family.
To contact the Children and Families Hub call +44 (0) 1534 519000 or email email@example.com to ask about Early Help for your family.
If your child has a disability and is unable to attend mainstream activities, the Children and Families Hub co-ordinates targeted short break opportunities for children aged from 4 to 18. These include weekend, after school and school holiday opportunities provided by Centrepoint Trust and Youth Service.
You can find out more information about Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities or you can contact the Children and Families Hub on +44 (0) 1534 519000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.