Family life and looking after children can bring much happiness and joy to people’s lives. But at certain times being in a family can be demanding and stressful and occasionally we all need a little bit of help.
In this children and families section you can find more information about how we can support children, young people and families.
We may be able to help by:
In addition to supporting families the council has a legal duty to protect children and young people who are at risk of neglect or abuse and support them if a court decides they can no longer remain with their own family.
This service supports children and young people aged 0 - 18 years and their families where the child has a severe physical, sensory or learning disability or the child has a life limiting condition which seriously affects their daily living. information on children with disabilities services
If you suspect someone is being neglected, harmed or suffering abuse, report it.
call 0300 555 0055 or visit Dudley Safeguarding
For general enquiries call 01384 813200
Out of hours - emergency duty team
If you need to contact a social worker when offices are closed and the matter is urgent, call the out of hours emergency duty team on 0300 555 8574.
If your situation is life-threatening dial 999