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Parental Support

For any Safeguarding concerns – Children and Families Front Door (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub/ MASH) 01926 414144


  • Access to Family Advice Guidance & Services  


Support and advice for families in Warwickshire:



Family Information Service (FISHelpline 0800 408 1558 is available for parents.  They can signpost parents to the right support on family relationships, finances, housing, parent support, SEN needs and disabilities, childcare, and health & wellbeing. 



  • Access to Parenting Advice and Support  


Family Support Worker Helpline 01926 412412 is available for parents and can support with all issues relating to parenting.  They can offer immediate Family Support Worker advice and signposting to access immediate help.  


There are also face to face drop-in sessions for further support.  Call the helpline for further information.


Below you will find the link to the Eventbrite website for parents to self-refer for the virtual programmes/workshops available. The link to book the Solihull Approach parenting programme can also be accessed from this link.


The virtual workshops are delivered by Senior Parent Trainers. Should parents feel they require further support following their attendance of the workshop/programme the Senior Parent Trainer will signpost them to additional services available.


There are free Parenting courses including ‘Understanding your brain’:


Also for parents: 2-hour courses: 

Understanding your pregnancy, baby, child, teenager, and child with additional needs  

Parenting Programmes - Parent Management, Positive Parenting, Nurture 12 week 


Rise Recovery & Wellbeing Academy – current courses for parents and those caring for children https://recoveryandwellbeing.co.uk 


click here: Courses - Recovery and Wellbeing


  • Access Children’s Young People Health Support  


Connect for Health is a school nurse-led service that supports children, young people and their families in Warwickshire. We deliver key elements of the Healthy Child programme, working to identify and meet the health and wellbeing needs of the school-age population and give individuals the best possible start in life https://www.compass-uk.org/services/ch4/ 


Rugby Food bank - We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Both schools can make referrals for families in need of this support, please speak to us. https://rugby.foodbank.org.uk/ 


Victim Support – https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents who provide specialist help to support people to cope and move on to the point where they feel they are back on track with their lives.

Warwickshire – Phone 01926 358060

If you’ve been affected by crime, call your local victim care team in Warwickshire. Lines are open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.


Out of hours Support line

08 08 16 89 111

If you need support outside of your local team’s opening hours, you can call the Support line for free.

Refuge (Warwickshire) - If you are experiencing domestic abuse of any kind in Warwickshire, Refuge’s regional Domestic Violence and Abuse Service can support you and your children to keep safe.  Call Refuge’s Domestic Violence and Abuse Service Warwickshire Helpline on 0800 408 1552 (Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:30pm) to speak to one of their support workers. Click here: Refuge Domestic Violence Service Warwickshire 


Refuge - Your rights and options - National Domestic Abuse Helpline (nationaldahelpline.org.uk)

Or call the freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247


Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing


  • Access to Children’s Emotional Wellbeing


Rise - https://cwrise.com/- Rise is a family of NHS-led services providing emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Rise aims to build resilience and empower children and young people (as well as the adults in their lives) to know where to go for help and advice.

It’s made up of a number of different services, each led by mental health specialists.  See attached files for further support.


Rise Recovery & Wellbeing Academy – current courses for parents and those caring for children - https://recoveryandwellbeing.co.uk  

click here: Courses - Recovery and Wellbeing


Rise/Mental health in Schools - The Mental Health in Schools Teams (sometimes referred to as Mental Health Support Teams) are based in a growing number of schools throughout Coventry and Warwickshire. Their aim is to support children, young people and their families to achieve positive mental wellbeing. https://cwrise.com/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n6354.pdf&ver=8638


Rise Community Drop ins are available in every district in Warwickshire - https://cwrise.com/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n6209.pdf&ver=8445


Rise Crisis line:  24/7 Crisis line.  For urgent calls for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis contact the 24/7 Rise Crisis team on 02476 641799 (8.00am to 8.00 pm) or 0300200 0011 outside these hours.


Dimensions Toolkit https://cwrise.com/dimensions-tool - helps assess a comprehensive emotional wellbeing/mental health assessment identifying deficits in young people's emotional wellbeing, making recommendations, signposting and suggests appropriate referrals into RISE. 


Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk You can call 0800 1111 live chat to a counsellor, send an email or watch talking to Childline on YouTube.  They also have resources on a wealth of topics https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/ 


Young Minds - YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Telephone – 0808 802 5544


Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.


Young Minds Parent helpline 





For school refusal 


Tel 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday. 


Anna Freud Centre – https://www.annafreud.org

Telephone – 0207 794 2313

The Anna Freud Centre is a children’s mental health charity providing specialist help and training and carrying out research.


  • Bereavement Support


Guy’s Gift provides bereavement support for children, young people and their families across Coventry and Warwickshire - 0845 467 3035 Monday-Friday 08:30-16:30  https://www.guysgift.co.uk/


Bereavement Books (Recommended by Guy’s Gift):

Grandad’s Island – Benji Davies

Badger’s Parting Gifts – Susan Varley

When Dinosaurs Die – A guide to understanding death – Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

The Magical Soul – Marisela Marquez

Why do I feel so sad – A grief book for children – Tracy Lambert

The Memory Tree – Britta Teckentrup

Let’s Talk About When Someone Dies – Molly Potter

Always and Forever – Debi Gliori & Alan Durrant

Waiting for Wolf – Sandra Dieckmann

The Invisible String – Patrice Karst


Further support for your child

There are also bereavement charities that offer helplines, email support, and online communities and message boards for children.


These include:







You can also find out more about children and bereavement from the Childhood Bereavement Network


Special Educational Needs & Disability Support


        Are you a young carer?  Warwickshire Young Carers work with young carers from the age of          8 upwards and aim to help make a difference to their lives by encouraging them to take                time out to relax, take a break and to realise their own dreams.


  • Warwickshire SENDIASS(Special Education Needs Information Advice and Support Services) supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disabilities, from 0 - 25 years of age. It is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years. Warwickshire SENDIAS offers independent support for parents and families who have children and young people with a SEND. https://www.kids.org.uk/warwickshire-sendiass-front-page


  • Support for ASD/ADHD

Information and Advice for Neurodivergent People and their Families (pdf)


Here are some websites for support and information about ASD:






CWRise – parent and carer resources.  Click here - Recommended Resources | CAMHS (cwrise.com)


Rugby Autism Support Group  

Rugby Autism Network is a registered charity. The organisation aims to support parents helping them to do their best and enabling families to enjoy more quality time together. They organise events which offer a chance for parents and carers to get to know each other. Gatherings such as breakfast support meetings with occasional guest speakers, autism friendly activities and opportunities for the children to make new friends. Details can be found on the Rugby Autism Network Events page https://www.rugbyautismnetwork.co.uk/ or contact admin@rugbyautismnetwork.co.uk 


Autism based Parenting Programmes are now available by booking through Eventbrite (12 weeks) http://childrenandfamilies.eventbrite.com


- CASP - child autism support program, for parents with children aged 4 - 12yrs   

- TASP - teenage autism support program, for parents with a young person 13-18yrs  


For Autism (awaiting diagnosis or diagnosed):  Children's Community Autism Support Service (CCASS) 

Click here: Resources - Community Autism Support Service CASS (casspartnership.org.uk)

-Understanding what a diagnosis of autism means to a child  

-Maintaining & improving engagement with education  

-Strengthening family relationship  

-Preventing escalation of mental health issues & reducing behaviours of concern  

-Increasing resilience & improving health & wellbeing  

-Developing independent living skills & managing life transitions  

-Accessing the community & socialising 


 Act for Autism- https://actforautism.co.uk/ 

-have workshops on the autistic spectrum, seminars relating to autism, coaching, projects, films 


Girl with the Curly hair/Boy with Spikey Hair 

https://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/- has books, animation, courses and training for parents and young people.


Young Minds on Autism & Mental health -https://www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/mental-health-conditions/autism-and-mental-health/


Young Minds on ADHD and mental health https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/parents-a-z-mental-health-guide/adhd/


The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity - an integrated health and education service https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/


Children with Disabilities Team (CWDT) Consultation 


This is an event for parents / carers, looking for additional advice around complex social care issues for their child / young person who has been diagnosed with a disability and live in Warwickshire.