Early help / Family Information Service (FIS)

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Children, young people and families can face problems, concerns or worries at any time and taking the right actions early on can help to stop these from escalating.

The Early Help team can help. They can be reached on 01753 476589.

The FIS provide information on various support services and signpost to related services.

For the holidays they collate a brochure of activities and services which can be viewed online. Please visit the Slough Family Services website for more information, call 01753 476589, or email

Local Offer

The Local Offer contains information about education, health and social care services that are available in Slough for children, young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.

The Local Offer website has Browse Aloud to read webpages, enlarge text, convert text into an MP3, blocks distractions on screen with a tinted mask and customise options to suit individual needs or preferences.

You can also access the Local Offer by calling the Family Information Service, between 9am-5pm, on 01753 476589, or the required information can be posted to you.

SENDIASS – advocacy and independent support

The SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) has extended and is enhanced to offer information about health and social care provision, support for parents of children and young  people up to the age of 25 and individual support to young people themselves who live in Slough. 

The SENDIASS service offers free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  

Get in touch with the team on 01753 787693 or email

Children’s Centres

Slough has 10 children’s centres which have all been inspected and rated good or outstanding.

You’ll find practical advice and support on being a parent, childcare, family health services, lifelong learning, preparation for work and much more. Best of all, it’s a great place for your child to play, learn and make friends.

Over the summer, you can join in a space chase adventure as we travel to the stars and back again meeting Martians and exploring new planets. Delve into sensory space soup, build a rocket to reach the stars, make your own Martian. During the summer holidays - all activities will be suitable for children under eight.

Romsey Close Children’s Centre will be closed for the summer for building works and refurbishment – services will be held at alternative children’s centres.

Call 01753 476566 or visit the Family Information Service website to find your nearest centre.

Summer holiday activities

The summer holidays offer the chance to explore local parks and help your children learn through play, or through reading.

You could get creative by baking or cooking in the kitchen, teach them how to dress themselves and put their shoes on before starting school, or even walk past their new school so they get familiar with where they will be going in September.

Sun and barbecue safety

Everyone always hopes for a sunny summer, so if we get lucky and the temperature rises, don’t forget to be safe in the sun and use sun cream and hats to protect yourself and your little ones.

If having friends or family round for a barbecue, follow the food safety tips from the Food Standards Agency, including making sure meat is thoroughly cooked and defrosted in the fridge.


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