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Blackpool Families Rock Request for Support

Blackpool Families Rock Request for Support Hub provides practitioners and members of the public with advice, information and support about the services available for children, young people and families who are in need of additional support or who may be at risk of harm. Blackpool Families Rock Request for Support Hub aims:

  • To engage with children and families in Blackpool to support the delivery of the right help to the right children, young people and families at the right time
  • To work alongside families, building on their strengths and empowering them to bring positive outcomes and sustained change to their lives

If you believe there is an immediate risk of harm, please contact the Police on 999 before alerting the Hub.
If your request is urgent and outside of normal working hours (9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 4:30pm on Friday), please contact the Out of Hours Team on 01253 477299.

Support available to children and families in Blackpool

Helpful information about the range of services that are available to support families, children and young people in Blackpool can be found on the FYI directory online. The FYI directory is a helpful resource for all practitioners and for families to use directly.

On the FYI directory you will be able to find information about the support available from local family hubs, including timetables for activities, information about nurseries, schools, foodbanks and access to support to get furniture and essential items for families who are experiencing hardship. Advice and contact details are available for services to support victims of domestic abuse, for people experiencing addiction or living with someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. There is information on services to support emotional and mental health and wellbeing. There is also the full “local offer” for families with children with additional needs. You can search for services by postcode and activity type.

Lots of organisations and peer support groups exist in Blackpool, and we are finding new ones all the time that people tell us are helpful in supporting families.