Links To Family Support Services.

This page is intended to signpost families, parents and carers to services which offer specific support to help provide better care for children. Click on the links to be directed to the relevant service's website.

Gloucestershire County Council Childrens and Young Persons Directorate

Providing education and social services.


Free School Meals

Our school gets extra funding for every child who is eligible for Free School Meals. Find out if you are eligible to apply for Free School Meals:




GUiDE Information Service

The health, social care and disability information service for Gloucestershire.



Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus)

Family life today is complicated and Parentline Plus understands. We’re the leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart.




National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children



Confidential advice for children.


Family Information Service (FIS)

We offer a wide range of information to support families, children and young people aged 0-19 years of age (25 for young people with additional needs).


Allergy UK

Allergy UK is a national medical charity established to represent the views and needs of people with allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity.


The Anaphylaxis Campaign

What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis (pronounced ana-fill-ax-is) is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction affecting more than one body system such as the airways, heart, circulation, gut and skin. Symptoms can start within seconds or minutes of exposure to the food or substance you are allergic to and usually will progress rapidly. On rare occasions there may be a delay in the onset of a few hours.


Treating and Preventing Head lice

NHS advice:


NHS Choices.

Healthcare information and advice.


Equality & Human Rights Commission

Promoting equality and human rights in Britain.