Useful Contacts

CAMHS

There are five CAMHS clinics within South Staffordshire and they provide specialist mental health services to children, young people & their families or carers at a local level:

Telephone numbers

Burton 01283 505820
Cannock 01543 500113
Lichfield 01543 442012
Stafford 01785 259449
Tamworth 01827 51183

 

CASS

The Carers’ Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) is an independent agency that provides free and confidential advice, information and emotional support to carers of any age who live or care for someone living in Southern Staffordshire.

Telephone: 01785 606675
E-mail: info@carersinformation.org.uk
Website: www.carersinformation.org.uk

Family Information Service (Staffordshire)

Provides general advice for working parents on matters related to local resources, childcare, benefits etc. local support eg parent and toddler groups maternity/paternity entitlements and links to other useful information.

Address:
Family Information Service
Staffordshire County Council
Tipping Street
Stafford
ST16 2DH

Telephone: 0845 650 9876
Email: fis@staffordshire.gov.uk
Website: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/childcare/families/

Parent Partnership Service

The Parent Partnership Service provides information for parents/carers who have children with special educational needs across all Staffordshire. If you have any concerns related to educational provision, this is a very helpful starting point. They provide independent advice and are happy to attend meetings held at school with you.

Telephone: 01785 356921
Link: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/spps
E-mail: spps@staffordshire.gov.uk

Staffordshire County Council

Information on services for children across the county.

Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Additional Needs Service, Education Inclusion Division (Staffordshire County Council)

(Formerly Pupil and Student Services)

Educational Psychologists and the Behaviour Support Team are good sources of support if your child is experiencing difficulties in learning or behaviour. There are also support services for Special Educational Needs, Education Welfare and Home Tuition.

Stafford & South Staffs District:
Flash Ley Centre, Hawksmoor Road, Stafford, ST17 9DR

Psychology Service:
Telephone: 01785 356871
Behaviour Support Team
Telephone: 01785 356949

Lichfield & Cannock District:
The Old Library, Bird Street, Lichfield, WS13 6PN

Telephone: 01543 512050

Burton & Tamworth District:
Burton Resource & Development Centre, Grange Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2ER

Telephone: 01283 239755

Vulnerable Children’s Division, Children & Lifelong Learning

(Formerly Social Services)

Social care services for vulnerable children, families and carers.

For any enquiries or in an emergency telephone:

First Response: 0800 1313 126
(8.00 am – 6. 00 pm Monday – Friday)
E-mail: firstr@staffordshire.gov.uk

Out of hours
Telephone: 01785 854030

Anne George (Co-ordinator for Disabled Children, Staffordshire Social Services) based at St Chad’s Place, Stafford, can be contacted on Freephone 0800 093 0414 or by e-mail on dischild@staffordshire.gov.uk for information regarding resources for children and young people, support groups, direct payments and general advice. She can also give information about the availability of holiday activities and play schemes for special needs/disabled children.

Connexions

Connexions is the national information service for young people aged 13 – 19 years.

Freephone Helpline: 080 800 13219 (8.00am – 2.00pm)

Website: www.connexions-direct.com
Staffs Website: www.cxstaffs.co.uk

Local Connexions Centres:

Stafford 01785 356656
Monday to Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Rugeley 01889 256190
Monday to Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm

Lichfield 01543 510683
Monday & Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 9am-4.30pm

Cannock 01543 510270
Monday to Wednesday 10.30am-4.30pm
Thursday 10.30am-4.30pm then 5pm-7pm
Friday 10.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 10am-1pm

Burton 01283 239400
Monday & Wednesday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 1.30pm-5pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 9am-4.30
Saturday 11am-2pm

Uttoxeter 01889 256426
Wednesday 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm

Tamworth 01827 475580
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 1pm-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England.

Website: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
Freephone Confidential Helpline: 0808 802 0202
(Helpline open 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm on weekdays and 11am until 4pm on weekends and Bank Holidays. All calls, including mobiles, are free.)

Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/carersdirect
Twiiter page: www.twitter.com/carersdirect

Text Relay and Typetalk
Deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people who use a textphone can contact Carers Direct by textphone/minicom, on 0800 988 8657.

You can send a written enquiry by post to Carers Direct, PO Box 4338, Manchester M61 0BY.

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