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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

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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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

Home-Start Barnsley

Home-Start Barnsley provides a unique befriending service to families with under 5's. Our volunteers visit each family in their own home, and offer practical and emotional support during the course of their 2-hour visit. We will play with children, talk to parents about issues they are…
Telephone: 01226 245985


The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. We campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, offer advice for adults, and much more. Child abuse can take many forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual or a lack…
Telephone: Help and advice for adults concerned about a child 0808 800 5000, Help for children and young people 0800 1111, Text 88858

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

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

Adoption in Barnsley

Children need the long term security that family life can offer. Adoption is for life! It is a legal procedure in which parental responsibility is transferred to the adopters, with the adopted child ceasing to be a member of the family of their birth and…
Contact: The Adoption Team
Telephone: 01226 775875

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

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
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