Here are some useful links to pages that contain activities and information for family support:

What to expect When? To enable parents/carers to find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Tiny Happy People Taster videos from the BBC to support Language and Literacy to empower parents to support children's language development.

Hungry Little Minds Fun ideas and activities that can be incorporated into routines at home to encourage chatting, reading and playing.

​Supporting and Managing Children's Behaviour  or 01743 250950 or

Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership - if you are worried about the welfare of a child or young person or yourself visit the Safeguarding Website -here for detailed information 

If you think a child or young person is being harmed or at risk of being harmed you must contact the First Point of Contact (FPOC), Children's Services in Shropshire and tell them your concerns. It might be you that's being harmed. Please report your concerns to FPOC on 0345 678 9021.

If you need to report concerns out of office hours then please contact the 
Emergency Social Work Team on 0345 678 9040 selecting option 1

You can also speak to:

Protecting Vulnerable People (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.

Shropshire Larder - Emergency food - A list of food banks and support.  Follow the link here for further information.

Bereavement Support

Shropshire Cruse is a local branch of the Cruse Bereavement Care charity, which provides bereavement services nationwide.

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are provided free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.

Anyone can contact Cruse if they want to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death. Cruse can provide the opportunity to talk in confidence, once or many times, with a trained volunteer.


Information can also be found on viaCruse homepage

​Domestic Abuse

Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service - Website: or

Telephone 0300 303 1191

Adult Mental Health

IAPT – Psychological Therapies can support people with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety or low mood. Includes Silver Cloud online therapy,   or 0300 123 6020

Shropshire MIND - Shropshire Mind provides support for any person with emotional or mental health needs, including long term enduring mental health needs or those triggered by recent incidents. Telephone:
01743 368647, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm. Outreach support is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

TogetherAll - a free-to-access online community for Shropshire residents aged 16 and above for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously and confidentially to other members