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Dudley's family hub network includes five local family hubs, along with online resources and community services which support children and families across the borough. The local family hubs are located at Brierley Hill, Coseley, Dudley, Lye and Stourbridge.

Dudley family hub network

Family hubs survey now live

Parents and carers are being asked to share their experience of local family hubs in a short online survey.

The five hubs (previously known as family centres) launched last summer in Brierley Hill, Coseley, Dudley, Lye and Stourbridge.

Now nearly 12 months on, the network wants to understand how well the hubs have been received and how services could be improved.

The survey closes on Monday July 15 at 5pm and can be completed online.

Dudley family hub network

What do the local family hubs currently offer?

The local family hubs aim to provide expectant parents and families with children up to the age of 18 ( 25 with additional needs and/or physical or learning disabilities) with advice, practical support and information, as well as support from other parents.  

They offer help to ensure babies, children and young people get the best start for life and meet their full potential and that parents and carers receive any help they need to raise their families.

The hubs provide a broad range of support services across the borough. These currently include:

  • midwives
  • health visiting
  • parenting and baby groups
  • baby Clinics
  • Citizens advice
  • Pre Natal support
  • Signposting to services and groups
  • Family support 
  • and much more

Where is my local family hub?

There are currently five local family hubs around the borough that can offer support to you and your family. They are open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. They are located at:

Stay and Play groups at your local family hub

Families with babies and pre-school children can enjoy FREE fun activity sessions at all local family hubs. Sessions run throughout the week, places are limited so please contact your local hub to find out more and book a place.

Start for Life

Families of children from conception to age two can find guidance and support on a range of topics through Start for Life, which is part of Dudley’s family hub network. Discover more about Start for Life services from Dudley Council and our network partners here.

Early help

The local family hubs are part of the Early Help service within Dudley borough. Early Help is taking action early to provide support where problems are emerging for children, young people and their families. Early help support may be provided at any point in a child or young person’s life. The hubs work alongside partners and families to provide support including Early Help Assessments and Family Support Plans. The Dudley Early Help Strategy 2021-24 can be viewed on the Dudley Health & Wellbeing board website.

Report a concern about a child or young person

If you are concerned about a child or young person please call the telephone numbers below.

During office hours call the children's services service on 0300 555 0050 selecting option 4 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Out of office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0300 555 8574.

In an emergency, call 999.