Website launched to support families

The Wakefield Families Together partnership have launched a new website to provide one easy place for families in the district to find out more about the people, places, and services on hand to provide early help and support when they need it most.

The website includes information about Wakefield Families Together and the support families can access in their local community if they have children under the age of 18 or up to 25 if they have special educational needs. In addition, children and young people themselves can also find out about support, advice and activities by going to WF Youth and WF – I Can.

Margaret Isherwood smiling
Cllr Margaret Isherwood

Cllr Margaret Isherwood, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The aim of this website is to have one place where families can go to access all the help and support they need and I hope this will make things easier, as I know we all lead very busy lives.

“We also want our young people to have access to groups, advice and activities to help them lead happy, healthy and safe lives.

“If as a family, parent or young person, you need any help or support, please take a look and we will help find the right service for you and signpost you to where you need to be.”

Wakefield Families Together is a partnership of services that join up across children’s early help, social care and health and education. It works to ensure that young people are happy, healthy, and safe, and thriving in their local communities.

Wakefield Families Together involves people from the Council, schools, childcare providers, Wakefield District Housing, the Police, NHS, and the voluntary sector. Services work to a ‘think child, think parent, think family’ approach to make sure families have one conversation at the right time, in the right place, and with the right service. Services include Children First Hubs, which provide family support and are open during the week to offer a listening ear, advice and support on 01924 303272 or if anyone is concerned about the safety or welfare of a child then please call the safeguarding team on 0345 850 3503.

To find out more about what there is on offer to support families in Wakefield then please visit the new website at wakefieldfamiliestogether.co.uk