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Sorting Out Separation

Sorting out Separation is a FREE online resource for people who are dealing with divorce or separation. www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk will: ·        show you where to find reliable information, easy-to-use tools and specialist services on a range of topics ·        help you focus on and deal with…
Contact: Simon Hill
Help and support for separated families

Child Maintenance Options

Child Maintenance Options is a FREE service that provides impartial information and support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements. The www.cmoptions.org website has a range of tools and guides including a Family Based Arrangement form and calculator to work out…

Early Help: What does it mean for me and my family

Every family can go through challenging times at some point. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don't become big problems. There are lots of reasons why people look for early help. It could be that you're worried about…
Telephone: Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340, Email : infoFIS@barnsley.gov.uk
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Early Help For Professionals

Where a professional feels that a child or young person may need additional support (beyond that available from a single agency) ,a co-ordinated multi agency approach is usually best. Early help assessments (EHA) provide the opportunity to share information with practitioners from other agencies to…
Telephone: Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340, Email: infoFIS@barnsley.gov.uk
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Free National Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Dear Albert offers a free national helpline which works within local communities to reduce the harms of drug and alcohol misuse, often working with some of the most vulnerable in our society.Experienced in community, criminal justice and supported housing environments, we help all effected by…
Contact: Jon Roberts
Telephone: 0800 880 3153
Free Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Barnsley Supervised Contact Centre - Barnardo's

Barnardo’s Contact Centre provides Supervised Contacts for children and young people between the ages of 0-18 who are:- Subject to legal proceedings by BMBC Local Authority and need Supervised Contact with their families are Looked After by the BMBC Local Authority and require Contact with family that…
Contact: Susan Barnett
Telephone: 01226 770619

Barnsley Child Protection Advocacy Service - Barnardo's

Barnsley’s Child Protection Advocacy Service provided by Barnardo’s is an independent Service which supports children and young people to express their opinions, wishes and feelings and ensure they play a central role in the child protection conference process. The Service consists of Advocacy sessions before conference,…
Contact: Susan Barnett
Telephone: 01226 770619

IDAS- Independent Domestic Abuse Service

Providing support and advice to clients experiencing domestic abuse. We provide; initial risk assessment, safety planning, safety within the home in line with Partner Agency Staying Put refuge placement and support, support to children and families via our Respect programme In Line with Partner agency…
Contact: Sam Goulding
Telephone: 03000 110 110

Crisis Skylight - South Yorkshire

Are you homeless? Have you been homeless in the last two years? Are you at risk of becoming homeless? We may be able to help, and you can access our service for FREE. To us, homeless means sleeping on the streets or living in a…
Contact: Crisis Skylight - South Yorkshire
Telephone: 0114 317 7300
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BMBC BENEFITS HELP AND ADVICE Practical help and financial support. The services we offer are as follows:  https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/advice-and-benefits What's new in benefits New claims for Housing Benefit Housing Benefit change in circumstances Backdated Housing Benefit Housing Benefit overpayments Housing Benefit appeals Housing Benefit review Local Housing…
Contact: BMBC Benefits Advice
Telephone: 01226 774743 or 787896 for an appointment

OnePlusOne: Strengthening Relationships

OnePlusOne is a UK charity that creates resources that strengthen relationships. Based on the latest research evidence, our work promotes early action in relationship support. We aim to equip people with the skills and knowledge to work on relationship issues before they become entrenched. The…
Contact: OnePlusOne
Telephone: 020 7553 9530

Barnsley Asylum Advice and Immigration Service (BAAIS)

The Barnsley Asylum Advice and Immigration Service is for all asylum seekers and refugees living in Barnsley. At the reception desk please ask for the asylum advice drop-in or Jackie Wray who is our experienced advice worker. You are welcome to just call in on the drop-in…
Telephone: 01226 320111

Breaking up is never easy Citizen Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau gives advice and information and assist in finding the right help to support individuals, couples and families following relationship breakdown. Family problems can be financially and legally complex as well as emotionally charged. People need specialist services beyond information and advice, such…
Telephone: 03444 111 444

If You Think a Child is at Risk of Abuse

IF YOU SUSPECT A CHILD IS BEING ABUSED THEN YOU HAVE A DUTY TO REPORT YOUR CONCERNS: In Barnsley there is only one assessment team which is your initial contact: Telephone 01226 772423 or 01226 438831 Opening hours - 8.45am to 5pm  Mon to Thurs,…

Family Intervention Service

Intensive, tailored support for families with complex and multiple needs. A dedicated Keyworker approach, with support plans involving a wide range of different services, from practical help with day-to-day tasks to more complicated interventions to deal with what is causing the antisocial behaviour including: •…
Contact: Katherine Allott
Telephone: 01226 787181

Benefit Fraud

If you feel you need to tell someone that you know someone else is working as well as claiming benefits, then please call the Hotline number: 0800 1382 940 - Thank you
Telephone: 08001382940

Preffered Futures

  Preferred Futures, putting families back in the driving seat   Preferred Futures is a dynamic, creative new family service based at Barnsley Business Innovation Centre. Our dedicated, professional team have over 100 years combined experience in children and family services. Our service specialises in…
Telephone: 01226 249590, 07480 211680

Ecole de Langues

We teach French, Spanish, German and Italian to all levels. This includes Children's French clubs, Children's Spanish clubs, business courses, evening classes, after school classes as well as private tuition.Learn to speak Spanish, French, German or Italian in our new premises with newly designed training…
Telephone: 01226 236449, 0771 343 1065

Homelessness and housing advice

We offer a free homelessness and housing advice service to people who are homeless, or at risk of losing their home. We will try to help you to avoid you becoming homeless where possible. Part of this will involve us carrying out an assessment of…
Telephone: 01226 773870

Barnsley's Early Years Consultants (EYC)

Early Years Consultants (EYC) Early Years Consultants provide advice, support and challenge to schools and settings on learning and development matters. Our aim is to improve the outcomes for young people in Barnsley by ensuring they all have access to high quality early education and…
Telephone: 0800 0345 340
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