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Maternity Action - online information and telephone advice on maternity and parental rights at work, maternity pay, benefits and breastfeeding rights

Maternity Action champions maternity rights at work, in the benefits system and in access to maternity care.  We promote gender equality and the health and well-being of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families.  We offer online information sheets that cover a range of…
Contact: Maternity Action
Telephone: 0808 802 0029

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: A Practitioners Guide

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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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 - Building Bridges

Providing support and advice to clients experiencing domestic abuse. We provide; A 6 week course to rebuild you. Themes Communication, Attachment-Understanding how our relationships are affected by trauma, Support Networks, Resilience-How to build yours, Goals-Tomorrow is not yet written, Planning your goals.
Contact: Sam Goulding
Telephone: 03000 110 110

Berneslai Homes Tenants Support Service

Advice and support on financial issues. Help with under occupation charges, council tax, housing benefit, council tax support, budgeting advice. Help with completing forms. We do as much as possible to support you in your home every step of the way. We know that sometimes it…
Contact: Tenant Support Service
Telephone: 01226 775555

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

Barnsley Foodbank

With the support of local people, churches, services, organisations and supermarkets, Barnsley Foodbank Partnership is tackling food poverty in Barnsley by feeding people who are in crisis. The Food is distrubted to local people, who have been referred by care professionals. Salvation Army in Wombwell Hope…
Contact: Connor Hayes
Telephone: 07741 414810

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,…


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

Advice and Information on Keeping Safe for over 13's

Whatever kind of trouble you’re in or worried about, there is always someone you can turn to.  If you’re in real and immediate danger, call the police straight away by ringing 999.  If you don’t need the police, but you want to talk urgently to…
Website: ikic.co.uk/
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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

Preferred 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

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

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

Barnsley College Counselling Service

Although we all hope to get through life without major problems, the reality is that most of us have to face difficult circumstances at some point. At such times it can help to talk to someone else in privacy, and in confidence. The counsellors at…
Contact: Barnsley College Counselling Service
Telephone: 01226 216233

Youth Offending Team

The Youth Offending Team provides interventions for young people aged between 10 and 17 years who are involved in the criminal justice system.  We also offer preventative programmes of support for young people who are at risk of offending. We gave two parenting workers who…
Telephone: 01226 774986

NSPCC National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line (CTAIL)

The Child Trafficking Advice Centre (CTAC) provides free guidance and training to professionals concerned that a child or young person has been or is about to be trafficked into or out of the UK. We: give advice by telephone and email to professionals co-ordinate multi-agency…
Telephone: 0800 800 5000, text 88858
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