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Someone is concerned about your child or young person

What happens if someone is concerned about your child and reports it?

If someone is concerned about your child the local authority will look into it and may contact you to see how they can help support you and your child’s needs. 

They may be able to provide information about different services you can access such as children’s centres, parenting classes, child care support, job centre plus, training advice and family health services to name but a few.

The social workers are there to help and advise you and your family.

Help and advice

The Family Information Service (FIS) directory is a useful guide to services and organisations that support children and young people, parents, carers and the people who work with them.

From antenatal classes to dance groups, disability support to healthy eating, we hope to meet everyone's needs.

You can search for a local service or activity by type, location or age range, and can also search for specific requirements, for example wheelchair access or languages spoken.

:: visit our  online family service directory

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Dudley Children's Centres

Children’s centres offer the chance for families to have fun, play, learn and grow together. A whole host of activities are available, with everything from baby massage and cookery courses to music time and the chance for parents to meet and chat. 

Parents and carers can also access the information, support, help and advice they need to give their child the best start in life. 

Children's centres offer a wide range of services including:

  • access to early learning and childcare and support for a child minder network

  • access to family support and parental outreach

  • access to child and family health services – ante-natal and post-natal services and child health services

  • links with Jobcentre Plus and careers advice

  • support for parents and children to access a range of other services

:: more information on children's centres