Children and families

 

Worried about a child?

Who to contact if you are worried about a child or young person.

Adoption

Find out more about adoption, who is eligible and the assessment process. 

Fostering

Types of fostering, help and support for foster carers and how to request an information pack. 

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) local offer

Find out about help and support available in our area for children and young people age 0 to 25 years through the SEND local offer. Sign up to the parent newsletter.

Trafford directory

Get information on community groups, local events, activities and a wide range of support services.

Childcare and early education

Find out about local childcare options, help with childcare costs, free places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

Childcare providers

Setting up a childcare business, becoming an early education provider, early years provider hub, training and SEND grants. 

Children's centre and early help hubs

Your local centre provide information and advice to expectant parents and families of children under 11.

Voice of the child

Get information on advocacy, the rights of children in care,  complaints and resources for professionals.

Children in care

Find out more about being in care and leaving care, support services, Children in Care Council, resources and procedures.

Supported lodgings

Find out more about becoming a supported lodgings provider.

Special guardianship order

Find out more about special guardianship orders (SGOs).