External Agencies

We work with a range of external agencies to safeguard our young people. The list below also indicates the services and organisations available to help you as parent or carer, should you ever have concerns in relation to your child or family.

Wirral Info Bank: Local community support services, health and care services, and up-to-date advice and information about Covid-19.

Wirral’s Local Offer: Information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Hive Youth Zone: A purpose-built facility for young people aged 8–19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities. It has an excellent website packed with information.

Wired: Wirral Information Resource for Equality and Diversity provides services for disadvantaged people in the community.

Ferries Family Groups: Ferries Family Groups work in the community with families to create positive change.

Wirral Children and Young People’s Services: Lots of health and wellbeing services for children, young people and their families including health visiting, infant feeding, immunisations, school nursing and the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme.

Early Help Team: ‘Early help’ refers to interventions by agencies with an individual child or family which aim to offer support to make sure all of their needs are met so they can flourish.

Safer Wirral Hub: Working together to provide an expert, unified approach to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, and safeguarding those most vulnerable in our communities.

Community Matters: The Community Matters partnership is a new way of working to help families and children get the services they need, when they need them.

The Open Door Centre: Therapeutic support for young people and young adults aged 15–30. They provide free, immediate creative therapeutic support through their mentor-led CBT programme, ‘Bazaar’, in relation to feeling down, stressed, anxious or experiencing panic attacks. CBT stands for cognitive behavioural therapy, a type of therapy that works by helping you to understand that your thoughts and actions can affect the way you feel.

Kooth: Kooth is an online counselling service for young people aged 11–24 with specially trained counsellors who offer support with drugs, alcohol and sexual health matters.

Wirral Compass Team: Concerned with child exploitation matters.