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The government has announced further restrictions on mixing between households in any indoor setting in County Durham, in a bid to control the rising infection rates of COVID-19. Find out more about the latest measures at Gov.uk: Indoor inter-household mixing restricted in parts of the North East

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 Family centres or One Point 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.

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