Family centres

Family centres deliver joined-up early help services for children from pre-birth up to 19 years (or 25 years if the young person has a disability). They bring together practitioners from a range of universal, targeted and specialist services in each local area, including schools, police, social care, private and voluntary sector and some adult services.

The services they offer vary in each area of the borough, depending on the needs of families and the wider community, and include:

  • preparing children for school and helping them to thrive in school
  • helping parents and carers to develop their parenting skills
  • helping parents and carers to develop personal skills, access training and education, and enhance their ability to get employment
  • helping parents and carers to keep children safe
  • helping children to achieve their full potential and reduce inequalities in their health and development
  • supporting the development of healthy lifestyles for children
  • helping families to become more resilient

Services for adults play an essential role in our early help approach as these can impact on adults' parenting capacity and family life. Some adults have additional needs, which can impact negatively on family life if not supported.

Services that predominantly work with either children and young people or adults need to adopt a ‘think family’ approach, coordinating the support they provide, to secure better outcomes for children, young people and families with additional needs.

You can read more about our family centres and early help for families.

Details of our family centres

Area Centre Telephone
 Dearne Dearne Family Centre
(with childcare)
Billingley View, Bolton on Dearne
S63 8ES
01709 890303
  Thurnscoe Family Centre
(with childcare)
Station Road, Thurnscoe
S63 0JR
(01226) 775885
north east
Athersley Family Centre
(with childcare)
Lindhurst Road, Athersley North 
S71 3NB
(01226) 296969
  Cudworth Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
c/o Birkwood Primary, Darfield Road, Cudworth
S72 8HG
  Darton Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
The Darton Centre, Huddersfield Road
S75 5ND
  Grimethorpe Family Centre
(with childcare)
c/o Milefield Primary School, Grimethorpe
S72 7BH
(01226) 774030
  Lundwood Family Centre
Littleworth Lane, S71 5RG
(01226) 248564
  Royston Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
c/o Meadstead Primary School;
Meadstead Drive S71 4JS
  Wilthorpe Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
Greenfoot Lane, S75 1AQ
Central Kendray and Worsbrough Family Centre
(with childcare)
Bank End, Overdale Road,
Worsbrough Dale S70 4BD
(01226) 294604
  Monk Bretton Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
c/o Burton Road Primary
S71 2AA
  Stairfoot Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
c/o Hunningley Primary, Stairfoot
S70 3DT
  Worsbrough Common Family Centre
c/o Worsbrough Common Primary, Bruce Avenue
S70 4EB
(01226) 289989
Darfield Family Centre
(with childcare)
School Street, Darfield
S73 9EU
(01226) 753366
  Jump Family Centre
Church Street, Jump
S74 0HZ
(01226) 748805
  Hoyland Common Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
Sheffield Road, S74 0DJ
  Penistone Family Centre
(outreach and community venue)
c/o The Resource Centre, Church Street, Penistone
S36 6AR
  Wombwell Family Centre
Bondfield Close, Wombwell
S73 8TX
(01226) 273240