Our aim is to give children, young people and their families access to the best Early Help services and opportunities at places that are most convenient for them.
What are the family centres and what do they offer?
The Family Centres are a service within Dudley that work together with a range of agencies and organisations to support families. Their aim is to provide families with access to the best Early Help support.
Dudley’s Family Centres provide a broad range of support services across the borough, with locations in Dudley North, Stourbridge, Dudley Central, Brierley Hill and Halesowen. The centres offer the following support for children and young people from birth to 18 years or to 25 years for those with learning difficulties or disabilities:
- Parenting Groups
- Baby Clinics
- Citizens Advice
- Pre Natal support
- Signposting to Services and Groups
- Family Support Work
The five family centres are made up of staff from a range of backgrounds and experiences and offer Early Help to families to prevent any difficulties progressing to statutory services.
Our Family Centres 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. Family Centres 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.
How do I access the family centres?
There are currently have five Family Centres around the borough that can offer support to you and your family.
Our borough Family Centres are now open, but with limited walk-in services due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can however get information and support by calling the centres below between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday:
- Stourbridge Family Centre - Forge Rd, Stourbridge, DY8 1XF, 01384 818780
- Halesowen Family Centre - Lye By-Pass, Stourbridge, DY9 8HT, 01384 813954
- Brierley Hill Family Centre - 18 Parkes Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3DY, 01384 813322
- Dudley North Family Centre - Bayer Street, Bilston, WV14 9DS, 01384 813096
- Dudley Central Family Centre - Selbourne Road, Dudley DY2 8LJ, 01384 812440
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.