An update from Warwickshire County Council on their services for children and families:
(This includes advice on what to do in an emergency.)
Information & advice about children & families
The Children & Families web pages have a lot of information and advice. The website is available at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families
The Family Information Service can be contacted by professionals and
members of the public for information and advice about local support services for children and their families. Contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01926 742274.
The updated website has a lot of useful information including advice and information guides available at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis
WCC Children’s Services
In the event of a single parent finding themselves in difficulty with no provision for care for their children – eg, if they have to go into hospital as a COVID-19 emergency – WCC will help parents, and try and locate family members and connected others, friends etc who may be able to help.
If not and there are no other options, WCC will step in and provide care. WCC sometimes has such situations in normal times where a single parent needs to go into hospital and has no support network that can help and would provide a similar service in these circumstances.
Child abuse concerns
If you have child abuse concerns contact the MASH on 01926 414144. The MASH telephone lines are open from 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 5.00pm on a Friday.
Out of these hours if you have an emergency contact the emergency duty team on 01926 886922. If you think that a child is at immediate risk, contact the police immediately on 999.