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To report a weather emergency, or if you are vulnerable and need help, call 03000 26 0000.

See our Disruptions, closures and warnings page for current road, school and library closures.

Due to repair work being undertaken at Seaham Family Centre we will be moving to Seaview, Frank Avenue Seaham, SR7 8LS from Monday 1 November 2021 until February 2022. Telephone numbers are not affected.

Help for parents


If you're a parent of a young child, we offer advice and support on many aspects of parenting, such as behaviour, eating and sleeping, going to school and special educational needs or disabilities.

Contact one of our  or One Point family centres and hubs for more information about the support we provide and the courses we run. 

We want to work with you to ensure that your child is happy and healthy, and to tackle any problems that might affect their learning and development. The support we provide includes advice on:

  • bedtime routines
  • getting ready for school, including the importance of a healthy breakfast
  • help with setting boundaries, or putting rules in place
  • any issues that your child is experiencing, that's stopping them going to school
  • family relationships
  • support for children with special educational needs

If you want help with any of the above - or any other issues you're experiencing, please contact us.

Team Around the Family (TAF)

Every family has its ups and downs and sometimes you or your child/ren may need extra support. An assessment can help us to find out what support your family needs, as well as what is working well for you. We call this a single assessment. It allows us to share information with the services that can help you, meaning you only have to tell your story once. We have a  Icon for pdf Single Assessment and the Team Around the Family (TAF) - A guide for parents and carers (PDF, 313.2kb) .

See our Stronger Families Programme page for more information.