Children in need

This is a young person who needs extra help from someone outside their family to -

  • grow
  • learn
  • be healthy
  • stay safe
  • get support from friends and adults when they need it

A child in need is less likely to develop to their full potential or be healthy without help and they might -

  • have a disability
  • be or have been abused
  • have a mental health problem
  • be taking care of someone else

If we think you need help from us, we make sure you get all the support you need so that your life can get better or so that things do not get worse for you.

We provide a wide range of services for children in need and their families. We help and support families in many different circumstances, such as -

  • families who are having difficulties with their children
  • children in trouble with the law
  • disabled children
  • children who need protection from abuse

At times we work with other organisations, such as Health and Education, to make sure children and families receive the best possible service.