about a child?

01724 296500

Out of hours:

01724 296555

Please visit which is the new website in development for our multi-agency safeguarding arrangements. This LSCB website will be in place until June 2019 as a source of information and signpost to the Children's MARS website.

Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is. It is also one of the hardest. All new parents need a little help dealing with common parenting issues.

Advice on safe sleeping

Babies need lots of sleep during the first few months of their lives so it’s important to ensure they are sleeping as safely as possible. The Lullaby Trust has produced a helpful guide on safe sleeping.

There is a range of materials and training on the Lullaby Trust website.

Advice for new parents

Details of Barnardo’s projects helping parents who need support

Childcare and Nurseries

The Family Information Service provides information on childcare and nurseries

Children’s Centres

Children’s Centres are places where there is a range of support, information and guidance for all families

Coping with Crying

Helping parents to keep calm and soothe their crying baby

Getting support from other parents

For parenting advice, chat and friendly support – Mumsnet and Netmums