Shropshire Council

Information and resources

The Shropshire Family Information Service (FIS) has developed a number of information packs for some of the more typical enquires it receives from parents or practitioners supporting children, young people and families. The packs contain information about local and national services and support, as well as resources aimed at children, young people and families.

All of the packs are attached to this page as pdfs. We're also gradually attaching them as webpages here, with several already done as examples. When these are all done, you'll then have the option of printing the attachments for use when you're 'out and about', or consulting the webpages online when in the office.

There are a number of websites that offer a wealth of information, services and things to do for children, young people and families including:

Family Information Directory

Information on local, regional and national services and organisations for children, young people and families. It also includes information on registered childcare and things to do and places to go.

Shropshire Local Offer

Information about the help and support available for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families.

Shropshire Youth Association

A directory of youth clubs and groups in Shropshire, some of which are affiliated to Shropshire Youth Association

Shropshire Community Directory

Information on community groups, clubs, societies and organisations.

Healthy Shropshire

Designed to help anyone wanting to make a change in their lifestyle and improve their health. It provides information on support available and covers, stopping smoking; keeping physically healthy, eating healthily, drinking sensibly and feeling positive.

Shropshire Choices

Shropshire Choices is a website that pulls together information from Adult Social Care, Housing and Health that can assist you in finding the information, advice and support that adults, or the person they care for, need to remain independent and keeping well.

Shropshire School Library Service activities listing

Shropshire School Library Service works with a wide range of schools, organisations and partners. We often visit and share their research and information to inform our own practice. This listing includes useful links that we have found beneficial and we wanted to share them with you!  

Free online course – Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!)

The teenage years can be an exciting time with lots of fun with your friends and family. But they can also be a confusing and frustrating time. Have you noticed changes in your behaviour? Do you sleep more than you used to? One of the reasons for this is that there are lots of changes happening in your brain. This also makes teenagers very creative and more open-minded.

If you want to find out more about what is happening in your brain and be able to talk to your friends and parents about some of the things then why not try out this free online course.

You can sign up and enter the code Darwin18 and start any time you would like. You can complete the course whenever it suits you.

If you like this course then why not ask your parents to do the ‘Understanding your teenagers brain’ course.

This online course is brand new and we would love to get some feedback and your views on this course so we can improve it. We would appreciate if could complete a short (less than 5 minutes) online evaluation. It is completely anonymous and none of your details will be accessible to us.

Please contact solihull.approach@heartofengland.nhs.uk or 0121 296 4448 for support.