Parent Carers Web SMALLIf you care for a child or young person who is under 18 and has a physical disability, learning disability or emotional/behavioural condition, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, then Sefton Carers Centre can provide free support.

The Sefton Carers Centre Parent Carers Team are asking parents to complete a short survey about transitions from primary to secondary school for children with additional needs.

This survey will help to inform the development of support systems for parents and schools to enable positive and meaningful transitions for children with additional needs moving from primary to secondary school in mainstream education.

To complete the survey please visit: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Q75MH/

For more information call 0151 288 6060 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We currently offer the following services to all parent carers living in Sefton:

The Carers Support Team currently facilitates groups for parent carers at Netherton Family Wellbeing Centre (Thursdays) and at The Life Rooms (Wednesdays) in Southport (term time only).

These groups are a great way to get support, information, and hear about other people's experiences - guidance can be given around assessment pathways and access to services through comprehensive signposting. The purpose of these support groups is to improve the health and wellbeing of parent carers as well as provide information and advice from other organisations that work with parent carers and their children in Sefton.

All parent carers are welcome to attend these groups which also offer support from other carers as well as a place to relax and chat.

(Children are welcome under parent supervision).

To find out more please call us on 0151 288 6060 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sefton Parent Carers Voice and Support Group

 

Parent Carer Development

Based at our centre in Waterloo we provide advice, support and information to parents and carers of children who are 5 and under, as well as organising specialist advice and information sessions for families through Sefton’s Family Wellbeing Centres. For more information about the Family Wellbeing Centres and the activities available please visit:

https://www.seftondirectory.com/kb5/sefton/directory/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=5


Parent Carer Advocacy and Support

Based at the centre in Waterloo we provide advice, support and information for parents and carers of children who are aged 0-18, as well as facilitating the two support groups below above.


Parental Leave

Parental leave is for employees to take time off work to look after a child's welfare, this leave is normally unpaid, and is available for each child up to their 18th birthday. For more information visit the ACAS website here.