Information, advice and support for your family's needs
In this section you will find information about some of the services who can provide advice and help for families. For further information relating to being a parent including frequently asked questions, take a look at the Parent Hub.
Contact the Suffolk Families Information Service for help to find out about local support services, childcare, holiday activities and much more.
For an overview of all services and our key priorities for children and young people (CYP) go to our Children and Young People's Services page.
All the key safeguarding and child protection policy and guidance that agencies must follow to keep children safe in the county is available in the procedures section of the Suffolk Local Safeguarding Children's Board website.
If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of abuse, harm or neglect, please call Customer First on 0808 800 4005 (free from landlines and most mobiles)
This is a 24 hour service staffed by a team of professional people with a legal duty to safeguard children. They will listen to your concerns and take appropriate action.
What is in the section
Access Unlimited is a one stop shop for information, advice and support for disabled children, young people and their families
Enabling those who receive support from children's social care services to have their say in all matters affecting their lives
Providing a range of residential and support options for vulnerable children and young people
An overview of the common assessment framework process for families, with access to CAF forms and guidance for professionals
Guidance that helps to identify suitable responses to the needs and issues professionals encounter when working with children, young people and families
- Introduction to parenting programmes
- Library books on various parenting topics
- Local support for parents and carers
- Parenting programmes Calendar in Suffolk
- Parents and schools - working together
- Professionals working to support families
- Raising The Bar - Videos
- Support for parents and carers - national organisations
- The Healthy Child Programme
- Work experience opportunities for your son or daughter
- Explore The parent hub - advice and information for parents and carers further
Youth Offending works predominately with young people who have offended, and have received a final warning or an order of the court
Practical e-safety advice, information and guidance; helping you make the most of the opportunities and reduce the risks of using the internet