Children, young people and families

Find support in your area, report a concern about a child, find out how to access support for children with special educational and disability needs, additional early help and emotional wellbeing and mental health support.

Child protection and safeguarding

If you have concerns that a child or young person under 18 is being neglected, harmed or abused, please contact the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) team.

Family Hubs

Family Hubs offer a new way to bring together the support and advice you may need as a family.

Early help support

Find out about universal support in places such as children centres, and how to access additional support through the Early Help Family Solutions service.

Young Croydon

Young Croydon provides a youth service that offers a range of support, such as one-to-one support,
education, training and jobs, a youth forum and special programmes and activities for young people.


How to access children care services, childminding and how to set up a childcare business and play street event.

Schools and education

Schools, nurseries and pre-schools, adult education, options for 16 to 19-year-olds, teachers, parents and extra-curricular activities.

Hospice care for children

Children's hospices provide respite and terminal care for children suffering from life-limiting conditions.

Croydon’s Independent Visitors

Independent visitors are volunteers who befriend and support children and young people who are looked after by the local authority.