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We are parents just like you and we realise what a difficult job it can be at times. We know there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to being a parent, so we share as much useful (and varied) information as we can.  Our regular email updates contain lots of links to advice and information (if you’d like to receive them, click here – all we need is an email address). You can like our Facebook page (Parents’ Voice – Worcestershire) or follow us on Twitter where we also share tips, advice and information.


We also share information about services and events in Worcestershire, passing on anything which we think may be relevant to you or your family (for example the Worcestershire Skills Show, details of free workshops for parents).

Coronavirus information

Links to useful information on other websites.

You can find links to some useful websites below.


We are not responsible for the content of any other sites.  If you find that a link is broken or feel that the content of a website is inappropriate for inclusion, please contact us.


We have organised the links into several sections:

Family Advice; Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; Safety and Bullying; Health (includes Mental Health); Young Children; Older Children and Young People and Reports.


Useful Website Links
Family Advice, Support and Information

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity which provides help and support in all aspects of family life. They offer professional non-judgemental support and advice. All family members can access immediate and on-going help either on the phone or online.

You can call their confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222

Worcestershire Children and Young People's Plan 2022 - 2024

This plan is owned by all agencies working with children, young people and families in Worcestershire. The vision is for Worcestershire to be a wonderful place for all children and young people to grow up.


Worcestershire County Council’s information about types of childcare, choosing the right type and the funding available.


The place to find government services and information about childcare and parenting.

Parent View

Ofsted’s Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school. You can also see what other people have said about a school.

GOV.UK home page

The place to find government services and information (general).

Useful Website Links
SEN and Disabilities

Worcestershire's Local Offer

Worcestershire’s Local Offer has links to information about what is available in the county for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


Worcestershire’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Disability Information and Support Service – formerly the Parent Partnership Service. This service is at arm’s length from Worcestershire’s Children’s Services and gives independent and neutral advice. The team now includes a young person advisor. The site includes downloadable factsheets Telephone – 01905 768153

Autism West Midlands

AWM use their passion and expertise to enrich the lives of people with autism and those who care for them.

Useful Website Links
Safety and Bullying

Anti-bullying Alliance

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.

Keeping Kids Safe (RoSPA)

Odd bumps or scrapes are part of growing up. They are how we learn about the world around us. As parents we accept this: but we won’t accept the tragic consequences of life-changing accidents…

Talk Pants with NSPCC's Pantosaurus

Talk to children about staying safe from sexual abuse with NSPCC’s Pantosaurus pack, game and video.

Useful Website Links
Health (includes Mental Health)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Worcestershire’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides support to children and families where the young person is experiencing significant mental health difficulties.


Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

YoungMinds Textline

The YoungMinds Textline offers a free, 24/7 text messaging support wherever you are in the UK.

Scarlet Fever

NHS information about scarlet fever, s a contagious infection that mostly affects young children 

Sepsis Trust

Sepsis can result in organ failure and death, but with early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics. Find out how to spot sepsis in both children and adults.

Spotting sepsis symptoms

Sepsis can be hard to spot. There are lots of possible symptoms; this NHS site has details.

Useful Website Links
Young Children

Benefits of breastfeeding

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to feed your baby. But you don’t have to make up your mind until your baby is born.

Your pregnancy and baby guide

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it on this NHS site.

Dealing with aggressive behaviour in toddlers

What to do if your toddler bites, pulls hair or other behaviour.

Food Portion Sizes for Toddlers

Use these portion size ranges as a guide on how much to offer 1 – 4 year olds to eat.

How to choose baby sleeping products (Lullaby Trust)

There are a large number of sleeping products on the market; the Lullaby Trust’s guidelines can help you make an informed choice

Baby Buddy Crisis Messenger

Useful Website Links
Older Children and Young People

Skills4Worcestershire Careers Portal

Careers website providing young people, parents and schools with the information to understand career opportunities and pathways available in Worcestershire.

Drugs and Alcohol

It is not uncommon for teenagers to try drugs or drink alcohol in their teenage years.

Teen Violence

Arguments are a natural part of family life, and these can certainly start to happen more often, as your child enters their teenage years.

Useful Website Links


SEND: old issues, new issues, next steps

A government report about the experiences of children and young people with SEND and their families during the coronavirus pandemic, in the context of the SEND reforms over the last 10 years.

Coronavirus: Impact on young people with mental health needs

YoungMinds’ report about the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health and on their ability to access  support.

Good Childhood Report 2020

The Children’s Society’s annual report about children’s happiness and wellbeing,

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