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
Next available courses
One off seminars, discussion groups and short courses:
- Triple P Positive Parenting Programme seminars, discussion groups and short courses tailored for parents of children of different ages from 18 months to 18 years
- New Forest Parenting Programme for children aged 3 to 11 years with ADHD
- National Autistic Society programmes: for parents/carers of children with a diagnosis of autism
- Who’s in Charge? programme for parents and carers of young people aged between 10 to 18 years who appears beyond control, abusive or defiant
- Keeping Children in Mind Programme for parents and carers who are thinking of separating, or who are already separated or divorced
To find out more or to request a place, call the Children and Families Hub on +44 (0) 1534 519000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Play and Connect drop-in sessions
We offer a Play and Connect drop in session every month at the Bridge Child and Family Centre. The sessions promote families’ wellbeing by providing a welcoming space for parents and carers to play and connect with their children.
Practitioners from the Children and Families Hub, the CAMHS Early Intervention Team and Mind Jersey are available to support play and provide an opportunity for parents and carers to discuss any concerns or worries they may have about their child’s development or mental health.
Dates for the year every Tuesday at the Bridge Child and Family Centre:
- Tuesday 28 March, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 25 April, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 30 May, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday, 27 June, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 25 July, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 29 August, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 26 September, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 31 October, 12.30am to 2.30pm
- Tuesday 28 November, 12.30am to 2.30pm
The sessions are free, and you don't need to book in advance.