Support for families in difficult circumstances

Wirral Council and its partners provide services which aim to help parents, carers and family members who are having difficulty with providing care and support for children and young people.

Some services are open to parents and carers directly and other services will need a referral from a professional such as a health worker or your school or children's centre.

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Home-start provides one to one support for families with children under 5 to help with the stresses and strains of life.

Action for Children

Action for Children supports parents, carers and families across a range of issues.

Catch 22

Catch 22 provides assertive support with sanctions and possible enforcement action to increase a family’s motivation to change their behaviour. Specifically focuses on anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and domestic abuse.

Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury

The Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury provides individual support for families at home to help develop parenting skills.


Wirral Multi Cultural Organisation

Wirral Multi Cultural Organisation offer support for black and minority ethnic children with a particular focus upon children who are experiencing the negative effects of social isolation, family stress and racial harassment.