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Who we are and what we do
Our services are designed to meet the needs of the local area. We offer parents, children and young people support to help them learn and develop. This includes access to useful information which is available to everyone:

• Details about local activities – these will vary from area to area but typically could include:
– stay & play
– community activities

• Help with preparing your child for school:
– access to local childcare providers
– Child’s Journey information pack

• Practical advice on health, family and financial matters:
– one stop shops
– baby clinics

• Support with adult learning, job opportunities and training:
– access to a Jobcentre Plus advisor
– volunteering opportunities

Additional support
Sometimes families need some extra help and support. At these times it is important that the right services are made available. If you feel you need this extra support there are a number of people you can talk to, including:

• Children’s Centre staff
• School staff
• Health professionals

The types of extra help available include:

• parenting advice and guidance
• managing children’s behaviour
• one-to-one and group support
• advice on child learning and development

Where you can find out more
Find out about your local centre and see what’s on offer:
www.kirklees.gov.uk/childrenscentres

Castle Hill Link Family Workers:
Leanne Kitson – (01484) 221000
Chris Samson – (01484) 221000

Get involved and have your say
Each area has a Family Forum where you can get involved in planning the services on offer and making important decisions.

Give feedback on our services at www.kirklees.gov.uk/ccsatisfaction.