Early Intervention, Family Support & Children’s Centres

Early Intervention

(scroll down for details of Family Support/Outreach, and Children’s Centre services).

Early Intervention Support teams can help with the challenges of raising families, and can provide support no matter how big or small your problem. Each Early Intervention team has created a booklet of local services available within their area. These services are for children, young people and families, they cover:

  • early intervention and safeguarding;
  • children’s social care;
  • specialist services;
  • universal services;
  • before school;
  • schools;
  • growing up (transition to adulthood);
  • sports and leisure.

Below are the contact details and service booklets for each locality

Upper Valley

Services: PDFUpper Valley Local Services [PDF 1032KB]

Lower Valley

Services: PDF Lower Valley Local Services [PDF 998KB]

Halifax Central

Services: PDF Halifax Central Local Services [PDF 778KB]

Halifax North and East

Services: PDF Halifax North and East Local Services [PDF 783KB]

Early Intervention Panels are in place to support families with specialist needs – see separate page on this website for details.

Outreach and Family Support

The Family Support Work (FSW) service provides local comprehensive family support, including parenting groups locally in children’s centres. Professionals can refer families by completing the referral form below:

Referral form for Outreach and Family Support May 2018 (002)

Families can self-refer by phoning the relevant local team (details on page 5 of the referral form).

Professionals who are referring families at risk who require specialist support should complete the Early Intervention Referral form  (see ‘Early Intervention Panel’ section on this website for further details).

Family Support Drop-ins

Some children centres across Calderdale also offer a family support drop in service for low level needs, advice and guidance which families can access directly. To access this type of service we would advise you phone the nearest team for further details as to what services they provide:

Lower Valley Family Support: 01422 262 181
Central Halifax Family Support: 01422 342 552
Upper Valley Family Support: 01706 399 980
North and East Halifax Family Support: 01422 251090

Details of the drop-ins that operate from Field Lane and Elland Children’s Centres can be found below (other children’s centres operate similar drop-ins):

Children’s Centres

Children’s centres offer services for children and families, providing early years education and childcare, health services and family support, all under one roof.

The centres act as base for childminder networks and a link to other day care provision, out of school clubs and extended schools. They also have links with local training and education providers, Jobcentre Plus, and the Early Years Learning and Childcare team.

You can find out more about the children’s centre offer in each locality below:

Lower Valley Children’s Centres

Central Calderdale

Our Central Calderdale Children’s Centres cover communities in Central Halifax including Park Ward, King Cross, Queen’s Road, Pellon, Warley, Boothtown, Southowram and Siddal. There are 8 centres in Central Calderdale

Calderdale’s Upper Valley Children’s Centres

Our Upper Valley Children’s Centres cover towns and communities including Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden, Cornholme, Hebden Bridge and Luddenfoot as well as covering Ripponden and Rishworth. There are 2 centres in Calderdale Upper Valley: