Support for Parents & Families
There are many organisations and charities who offer information, advice and services to parents and families. Please take a look on this page and if you cannot find the information that you need or would like to talk with someone, please contact us:
Children and Family Services Tel: 01720 424490 Email: LocalOfferScilly@scilly.gov.uk
Isles of Scilly Children’s Social Care is provided by Council of the Isles of Scilly Children’s and Family Services and a range of services are offered from pre-birth to transition to adulthood. Further information can be found on Children's Social Services information pages.
Tel: 01720 424483
Home-Start offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five who are going through a difficult time. Being a parent can be tough and for some parents it can be particularly difficult because they are also having to cope with issues such as post-natal depression, their or their child’s illness or disability, isolation or multiple birth.
A carefully selected Home-Start volunteer who has parenting experience themselves regularly make contact with a family and offers emotional and practical support through difficult times for as long as it is helpful and needed.
With services moving online as a result of Covid parents from the Isles of Scilly can now access online groups and support.
Cafcass - Separated Parent Information Handbook
Cafcass have put together a useful handbook which helps you understand how to put your children first while you are separating, even though you may be in dispute with your child’s other parent. It is a useful handbook that maps out a parent separating journey and marks out ways to make the separation as easy as possible for children. Separated Parent Information Handbook.
Cafcass - Co-parent Hub
A free online resource for separated families linking together expertise from across the family justice system. CPH provides families with clear information and useful online tools to help them negotiate child arrangements, and sustain effective co-parenting relationships, in the best interests of the child. www.cafcass.clickrelationships.org
Centre for Parent and Child Support (CPCS)
CPCS have created EPEC Being a Parent programme designed for parents of children 2-11 yrs with additional content for parents of infants and babies, content for parents of teenagers, parents with children affected by ASD/autism, and parents with mental health difficulties to follow. Find related YouTube films to complement the Facebook and provide relational and interactive content intended to sustain parent coping and facilitate parenting change.
Click is a unique service providing early intervention relationship support from a mobile-friendly platform. Individuals, couples, families and professionals can use ClickRelations to access helpful, evidence-based support from a secure, mobile-friendly space. Its many features include a professional-led listening room, moderated forums, interactive learning, goal-setting, animations, quizzes, personalised recommendations and evaluation.
Family Rights Group
Advice for parents and families with a child in the care system from the Family Rights Group
Offers relationship support in the following areas:
They also have: