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Contact a Family are holding a series of welcoming and informative sessions for families who are concerned about their child’s development, and for those who have a disability or additional need. These free workshops are funded by the Department for Education, and are part of a grant to Contact a Family to help raise parent carers’ awareness about their Early Years entitlements.

There are 4 workshops focusing on:

Support and Information
  • Know about support services for you and your family
  • Know how to find support in your local area
  • Understand how to get support


Get what you need for your child
  • Develop better communication skills
  • Feel more confident to make decisions about your child
  • Prepare for meetings with professionals


Encouraging positive behaviour
  • Understand the reasons for behaviour
  • Working with others to encourage positive behaviour
  • Top tips to help


Money Matters
  • Know how to improve your finances
  • Understand what you’re entitled to
  • Know where to get support


South East

Venue: Rose Road Association, Bradbury Centre, 300 Aldermoor Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 5NA

To book email: or call 07920 654 989

Support and Information – 23rd June

Getting what you need – 30th June

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 7th July

Money Matters – 14th July


West Midlands

Venue: Allens Croft Children’s Centre, Allens Croft Rd, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 6RP

To book email: or call 0121 415 4624

Support and Information – 16th June

Getting what you need – 23rd June

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 30th June

Money Matters – 7th July



Venue: Windmill Children’s Centre, 135 Windmill Lane, Greenford, UB6 9DZ

To book email: or call 020 8571 6381

Support and Information – 15th May

Getting what you need – 22nd May

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 5th June

Money Matters – 12th June


South West

Venue: Staple Hill Children’s Centre, Page Road, Bristol, BS16 4NE

To book email:

Support and Information – 5th May

Getting what you need – 12th May

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 9th June

Money Matters – 23rd June


North East

Venue: Riverbank Children’s Centre, Gilmour Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6PF

To book email:

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 12th June

Support and Information – 19th June

Getting what you need –  26th June

Money Matters –  3rd July


East of England

Venue: Butterflies Children’s Center at The Beccles Centre, Castle Hill Beccles, Suffolk NR34 7BQ

To book email:

Support and Information – 2nd May

Getting what you need – 16th May

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 30th May

Money Matters – 13th June


East Midlands

Venue: Austin Sunnyhill Children’s Centre, Homelands, Browning Street, Austin Estate, Derby, DE23 8DN

To book email:

Support and Information – 5th June

Getting what you need – 12th June

Encouraging Positive Behaviour – 19th June

Money Matters – 26th June


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  1. Lyndsey clark on April 25, 2017
    Please could I be considered for a place at the North East course in Stockton. Thanks Lyndsey
    • Action for Children website admin Author on April 25, 2017
      You can book your place directly by emailing Apologies, we had an incorrect email address before, this has now been rectified.
  2. Dav on May 18, 2017
    Nothing anywhere near the Isle of Wight then?
  3. Sheila on May 21, 2017
    Why is there not a session in the north west?
  4. Sarah Spence on June 1, 2017
    Will any of these workshops be delivered in Yorkshire regions in the future - they sound very good but way too far for families to travel. Many thanks
  5. Joanne Lowe on June 16, 2017
    These sessions sound great, but being North West based, they are too far away. Some in other parts of the country would be hugely beneficial.