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Parenting Team:

In Shropshire, we recognise how important the role of parents and carers is, and how difficult that role can be without the knowledge of appropriate strategies that can be used to support with everyday parenting challenges. The Parenting Team offers a variety of services to parent carers with children with SEND.

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Sleep Tight Workshops:

The Parenting Team is delivering five-week ‘Sleep Tight’ workshops. These have been developed by The Sleep Charity, and our parenting practitioners have been trained to deliver these to parents and carers. If you would like to meet other parents/carers and explore how you can support your children and your family to have quality sleep or to address specific challenges you are experiencing, these workshops are for you



















Understanding Your Child Solihull Course:

The online course Understanding Your Child SEND is free to Shropshire parents or carers. It's available on the 'In our place' website and the code parents need is DARWIN18. This course can be accessed at any time convenient to the parent/carer as a standalone course, or it might compliment the attendance of a group. 

For information on the location and times of the groups and to book a place, please visit the Family Information Service website. All bookings should be made via the Parenting Team: or phone 01743 250950 


Early Help

The Early Help Front Door Service is a single point of contact for partner agencies, children, young people and their families, focused on making sure that the right support is put in place as soon as it is needed. Early Help is designed to provide assistance when challenges arise, and respite support can offer you a break when needed. To access these services, please contact or phone 0345 678 9021 for the Early help team.  

Short breaks are a range of opportunities, for children aged from 0 to their 18 birthday with disabilities (or additional needs that could be linked to a disability) that live in Shropshire.  

They are specifically designed to enable children and young people with disabilities to participate in activities and opportunities. They take place after school, at weekends, during school holidays or overnight. They can provide activities such as after school clubs, weekend activities, sports, youth groups, drama groups, holiday clubs and overnight stays with a short break foster carer or in a residential home.  

Some Short Breaks might also involve assistance in the home in the evening, at weekends or during the school holidays. 

Healthier Together - a Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Initiative

Healthier Together provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, as well as clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child can receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

As a parent, career or guardian, you'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses for both physical and mental health, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required and how long your child's symptoms are likely to last.

The Healthier Together programme is a community initiative that relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered.


Autism West Midlands:

For families with children on the autism spectrum, Autism West Midlands offers a wealth of resources and support. They provide expert advice, workshops, and a community of parents who understand the unique challenges of raising a child with autism. You can learn more at 


Applying for Disability Living Allowance (DLA):

If your child has a disability or long-term health condition, you may be eligible for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). This financial support can help with the extra costs of care and mobility. For guidance on the application process, please visit 


Child to parent abuse

We are a social enterprise committed to supporting parents, carers and guardians impacted by Child to Parent Abuse - here to listen to you, believe you, and empower you.


Access Team

More specialist mental health support can be gained via the Access Team for the BeeU Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service.


Professionals and staff working with children and young people can contact the Access Team for a consultation or advice on the most appropriate direction of support. The Access Team can be contacted by phoning 0808 196 4501 option 1


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