Shropshire Council

Introduction

Being a parent can be very rewarding and enjoyable. It can also be worrying, frustrating and exhausting. There may be times when you feel that you need some extra help and support to be able to manage the challenges that many parents face.

These may be challenges that come from a sudden upheaval, ongoing change or just from everyday family life. They could then impact on the whole family or on individual family members, and place stress on relationships within the family.

In Shropshire we give parents the support and guidance they need to be able to meet the needs of their children, through offering parents early solutions to challenges that arise.

These early solutions could be through services which are available to all parents, or it could be that services will be offered through more targeted support.

In the first instance you can contact the Family Information Service to find out which services are available by calling 01743 254400, or search for services yourself.

If you want to talk about your concerns you can book a telephone consultation with an early help social worker or a targeted youth worker by calling 03456 789 021.