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New children and families' prevention service launched

This new service will feature 12 locally based area prevention teams across North Yorkshire, to ensure that children, young people and families have speedier and easier access to the best possible support and help, when they need it. See the pdf icon prevention service [121kb] document for more details.


Children's centres

Every family with children up to the age of five, and parents-to-be, can take part in activities, meet people and make friends at the county's children's centres. Each centre has a base but also works at venues across the local area.

Activities and services may include:

  • Early education and childcare for children, including play sessions;
  • Advice, support and learning opportunities for parents and carers;
  • Child and family health services, such as antenatal classes; and
  • Links with Jobcentre Plus.

To find out what's on at your nearest children's centre, select your local children's centre below.

Children's centres

For more information or help, contact the families information service helpline on 01609 533483, email or text "info" to 07624 802425.

Information on breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start in life and has a host of benefits for mother and child alike. It is practical, free, can be discreet and is an amazing achievement to be proud of.

You can find more information on breastfeeding from our public health team, including tips and a map showing support in your area.

Information on unintentional injuries

The home is the place where most children under five are likely to have an injury. The confident parents, safer children toolkits have been developed to give parents and carers of children under five the opportunity to understand, identify and minimise the risk of unintentional injuries. For more information please speak to your health visitor or local children's centre team.

Children's centre volunteers - you can make a difference

Children's centres across North Yorkshire are looking for volunteers to help in a variety of roles helping local children and families. Find out more about volunteering at a children's centre here.

This page was last updated on 17 February 2017