Useful Links

Simply click on the following links to find more information about:

Local Contacts

Healthwatch Worcestershire – an independent consumer champion – giving the public, patients and user of health and social care services in Worcestershire a voice.

Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire Children First

Worcestershire Partnership

Safeguarding Worcestershire

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner

Housing Options Services – access advice for those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Worcestershire Wellbeing Hub – information and signposting service for people over the age of 16 who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or stress, and feel that they would benefit from support from local community providers.

Worcestershire’s Joint Health & Well-being Strategy (JHWS) 2016-21 – Health & Well-being Board’s vision and priorities for the County for 2016-21

Early Help Family Support in Worcestershire – information about organisations delivering early help services

Youth Provision in Malvern Hills – directory of activities and contact details

Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service

Regional Contacts

West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures

Youth Focus West Midlands

National Contacts

Charity Commission

Cabinet Office

Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


National Youth Agency (NYA)

UK Youth


Awards for All

Big Lottery Fund


Funding Central

Information for Young People and Parents

Ready Steady Worcestershire – information about food, activities and support available to families and children from nursery and primary aged, through to older children and teenagers during the school holidays.

Here2Help – a community action response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
There continues to be vulnerable people in our community who have to self-isolate. This site provides a central location for the vulnerable who are unable to seek help from family, friends and neighbours. You can request help and find useful resources.

Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online counselling and wellbeing support for young people

ChildLine – free and confidential help for young people in the UK


Barnardo’s – information and advice about a wide range of subjects including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Wud U? App – free educational tool that aims to show young people the behaviours that could put them at risk of being sexually exploited, through illustrated, interactive stories

See Me, Hear Me! – partnership site to inform and tackle CSE

The Mix – Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs

Childnet – working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children

Thinkuknow – guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice for parents, young people and children

MindEd – free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for families, professionals and volunteers

Mermaids – information and support for trans- and gender questioning children, young people and their families.

Daughters of Eve – non profit organisation that works to raise awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM), protect girls and young women who are at risk, and sign-post to support services.

Starting Well Partnership – supporting families, parents, children and young people across Worcestershire to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.

Place2Be – improving children’s mental health in schools

Young Minds – Advice and guidance on children and young people’s mental health.

Worcestershire Parent and Carers’ Community



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