Shropshire Council

Support for parents and carers, children and young people

Pregnancy and early parenthood

Maternity care

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

Free multi-award winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting guide.

Early parenthood

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.

Parenting programmes

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:

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

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.