Our teams offer a range of activities and services for children, young people and their families offering the right help at the right time so that families are resilient, feel confident, safe, healthy and happy. Our services include the following:
- Information and advice
- Additional family support and services and activity sessions that are free and for all children and families
- Intensive family support for families who may need additional support to get through a difficult time.
Children’s Centre services for children aged 0-5 years
Children’s Centres offer support from the moment you know you are expecting a baby to when your child starts school and works together with midwives and health visitors to provide support for you and your family.
Children’s Centres offer sessions from antenatal parent classes, infant massage, baby groups and play and learn sessions as well as family support. Children’s Centres have a What's On guide that gives you brief information about each session that is offered and when it is available and how to join in. Families can access sessions at any Children’s Centre all are free and inclusive for all parents/carers and children.
There is also a wealth of information available to help you enjoy raising your children, from finding out about your baby's first days, to helping them to start school, play ideas you can do at home and where to go for help if you are struggling, or just need to know a little more. We also have a Children’s Centre Facebook page where we send out useful tips and ideas and you are able to join in:
Facebook - East Riding Children's Centres (external website)
What’s on at East Riding Children's Centres (external website)
East Riding Children's Centres
Information for Children’s Centre during the pandemic (external council website)
Family support for children and young people aged 0-19 (25) years
Family support practitioners work with you and your family when you need a bit of help to get back to a point where you can manage. Our role is to help you find out what works best for your family by developing a trusting relationship with you and identifying with you what support you need to make the changes you want.
Emotional health and well-being service for young people aged 9-19 (25) years
This part of our service is for children and young people and focuses on increasing prevention and early help in schools and provides high-quality psychological therapies. Referrals for support are made directly by schools for young people and they are assessed to provide the right support this could be a one to one intervention by a child wellbeing worker or group sessions usually held in schools.
We also provide youth counselling which is a type of therapy that allows a young person to talk about what is worrying them and share their thoughts and feelings in a confidential setting. Counsellors are trained to listen with empathy, by putting themselves in the child’s shoes and working together with the young person to help find solutions to their problems.