Support for parents and carers, children and young people
Pregnancy and early parenthood
Information about maternity care during coronavirus from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust can be found on the trusts website.
Coronavirus infection and pregnancy
Information for pregnant women and their families can be found on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website.
Baby buddy app
Lots of useful information from the Institute of Health Visitors.
Maternity Voices Partnership Shropshire Telford and Wrekin
Follow them on Facebook for the latest information.
Find out more information about Parenting Programmes in Shropshire.
Shropshire Public Health Nursing Service
Please click on the links below for more information and contact details:
- Health Visitors
- School Nurses
A fun way to learn about health www.healthforkids.co.uk. View the poster.
Everything you want to know about feelings, lifestyle, relationships, health, growing up and sexual health www.healthforteens.co.uk. View the poster too, it shows how to contact your school nurse.
Mental health and wellbeing
You can find a full guide of resources and support groups on our Mental Health and Wellbeing page.
Reading and e-libraries
Libraries offer more than you imagine. Follow find out about the many ways the library can help support and inspire you, your family or your group.
Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Please visit the SEND local offer pages, which give lots of information, including: Early years, financial support, Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) preparing for adulthood and things to do.
Carers and young carers
To find out more about how we can support you please contact the support line – 01743 341995 or email Shropshire.Carers@shropshire.gov.uk
Concerns about a child or young person
If you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed you must contact Children's Services and tell them your concerns.
Alternatively, it might be you that's being harmed. Don't delay, please contact us straight away - we're here to help you.
You can report your concerns by calling 0345 678 9021.
You can also speak to:
- Public Protection Unit (West Mercia Police): 0300 333 3000
- NSPCC: 0800 800 5000
- Childline: 0800 1111
If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the emergency services on 999.