Family hubs

Family hubs 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. It depends 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 mostly 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 hubs and early help for families.

Activities we deliver

We deliver a range of activities; virtually through Microsoft Teams and Facebook, and face-to-face at our hubs.

Information about what's on offer is available on the Barnsley Virtual Family Hub and through the Families Information Service by emailing or calling 08000 345 340.

Details of our family hubs

Hub Telephone Childcare available
Dearne Family Hub
Station Road,
S63 0JR
01709 890303 Yes
Central Family Hub
Bank End,
Overdale Road,
Worsbrough Dale,
S70 4BD

Find out about Kendray and Worsbrough Family hub's disabled access
(01226) 294604 Yes
North Family Hub
Lindhurst Road,
Athersley North 
S71 3NB
(01226) 296969 Yes
North East Family Hub
c/o Milefield Primary School,
S72 7BH

Find out about Grimethorpe Family Hub's disabled access
(01226) 774030 Yes
Penistone Family Hub
(outreach and community venue)
c/o The Resource Hub,
Church Street,
S36 6AR
N/A No
South Family Hub
c/o Wombwell IKIC Hub,
Barnsley Road,
S73 8HT
(01226) 273240 No