In Surrey we are committed to supporting children to grow up safely, at home, with their birth families, we call this 'effective family resilience'. There is a range of help and support available for young people and their families.
Self-help - find information, support and advice for you and your family
- The Family Information Directory – details about support and services available locally and nationally.
- Surrey SEND Local Offer – the online hub of information for children, young people and families with additional needs and disabilities.
- Healthy Surrey – information about leading a healthier life and useful self-care information, including mental wellbeing, health checks and domestic abuse.
- Health and welfare support - financial, health and general welfare information for families in Surrey.
- The Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership – supporting to keep children safe, find advice on a wide range of topics including staying safe online, bereavement support, accident prevention and safety.
- Mindworks Surrey – The Children and Young People's emotional wellbeing and mental health service, with lots of advice, information and resources to help. You can also ask for a referral for more support.
- Mind Matters Surrey – resources and information for adults across Surrey struggling with their mental health. You can also self-refer for talking therapies.
- Youth centres and projects – clubs, activities and projects that young people can get involved in as well as accessing advice and support on issues that may be affecting them.
- Bullying and online bullying – information and advice for parents and young people about bullying.
- Parenting resources – find out about parenting courses, healthy living and keeping your family safe.
- Helping your child cope with separation and divorce – advice on how to minimise impact for your child and how to make arrangements for your child to spend time with all family members.
- Children and young people in employment or entertainment - guidance for parents, young people, employers, voluntary organisations and those involved with entertainment productions.
Asking for help - when you and/or your family may need some extra help and support
We want to ensure that you and your family receive the right help at the right time. You can ask for help through our Children's Single Point of Access or ask someone working with you to make a referral.
We have adopted The Family Safeguarding Model, which promotes keeping families together where it is safe to do so. We aim to work together with you and other professionals to identify the changes needed within your family to help you make things better. This helps to build your resilience as a family so that hopefully you can overcome any future difficulties on your own.
- What happens if I ask for support, or someone else contacts children's services with a concern about my child or children? – information on what could happen following a referral to children's services.
- What is Helping Families Early?
- The Family Support Programme – supporting families to build resilience and overcome difficulties.
- Targeted Youth Support – supporting young people (11 to 18 years) with difficulties that can occur in adolescence.
- Family Centre Outreach – supporting families with children 0 to 11 years with parenting challenges and build confidence.
- Sexually harmful behaviour by children or young people – support for children, young people and families where there are concerns about a young person's sexually harmful behaviour.
- Family Group Conference - a meeting to bring together your support network to support the wellbeing and safety of your children.
In this section
- The Surrey Family Support Programme
- Targeted Youth Support
- How to beat the bullies - in person and online
- Our Assessment Consultation Therapy (ACT) team
- The Family Group Conference
- Guidance on children and young people in employment or entertainment
- What can happen after a referral to children’s services
- Helping families early