25th July 2023
Ask for family support
Find out about how to get advice and support for your family
Does your family need support?
If your family are experiencing difficulties, or feel you might need some extra support we may be able to help you. A worker can talk to you to see what kind of help you and your family might need.
Sometimes someone who works with you and your family might think you need some extra help. This could be a GP, teacher or health visitor. If they do, they will talk to you first so you're aware of what's going on.
How to ask for support
- A worker will ask your family some questions to find out what sort of help and support you might need
- We will then agree together what needs to be done to ensure that the right sort of help is put in place for you and your family
Support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
Who to talk to about social care help and support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
If your child has a disability go to our:
If your child needs extra support with their education, go to our:
Further information can be found on our
Report a concern about a child
If you are worried about a child or young person you should tell us immediately. Children and their parents may need urgent help.
Who to contact
- If you believe a child is in immediate danger call the Police on 999
- Referral and assessment team - phone 0118 908 8002
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency duty team - out of hours telephone 01344 351 999
- Thames valley police website - phone 0845 8505 505
- National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children website - 24 hour helpline 0808 800 5000
- ChildLine website - 24 hour helpline 0800 11 11
Call 999 in an emergency if you believe a child is in immediate danger
Find local and national support and advice organisations and services
If you need help as a parent or carer their are a number of local and national organisations who offer advice and support.
Search our community directory to find a services who can support your family:
For information and advice services visit the:
Find support information on our:
Emotional and mental health support
Visit our emotional and mental health support web pages to find local and national support services including online tools and apps:
Information on mental health support for adults can be found on our:
Are you living in fear of someone you know? Is your partner, ex-partner or a family member hurting you or making you feel afraid? You are not alone. You can get help.
For information on organisations and services who can help you visit our: