If you’re worried about a child’s safety please contact Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533682 straight away.

Derbyshire Young Carers Service

Derbyshire Young Carers Service provide support to Young Carers across the county (Not Derby City). Young Carers are children or young people who provide care for one or more family members who have disabilities, long-term physical illnesses, mental health difficulties or who misuse drugs or alcohol.

They may be taking on physical, personal, financial and/or emotional care.

Visit the website for more information.

Children with a disability

If your child has a disability or additional needs there is practical support, information and advice for children, young people and their families.

  • inclusive activity groups for children who have additional needs
  • help to find useful aids or equipment for everyday living or adapting your home
  • support for children with a sensory impairment (vision or hearing)
  • short-break services for disabled children and young people
  • specialist services for disabled children and young people who have a high level of need
  • help to prepare young people for adulthood and living independently

Derbyshire Information, Advice and Support Service (DIASS)

They provide independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers. This includes Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Dyslexia or any other special educational need.

They also support children, young people and parents affected by exclusion from school.

Visit the website for more information.

Children’s Centres

Children’s centres can provide:

  • early education
  • family support and support services in the home or community (known as outreach) for parents and carers
  • child development
  • information, advice and guidance to other services available

Visit the website for more information.


Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years.

Kooth is an anonymous site which helps children and young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support.  Access to Kooth is immediate. There is no need for a referral, no waiting lists and the service is available 24/7.

Join Kooth here.


Qwell is an online emotional wellbeing and mental health support site aimed at supporting parents, carers and guardians of children who require mental health support in Derby and Derbyshire.

On Qwell, you can relate and connect with others by sharing similar experiences, and gain valuable self- care tips and tools, you can also access mental health support from professionals.

Join Qwell here.

Qwell information leaflet.

The Derbyshire Family Health Service

The service is here to give you all the support and information that you need to give your child the most healthy start in life. They provide health and wellbeing information for babies, children and teens, information on feeding, self-care after pregnancy and much more. 

Visit the website.


YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Visit the website for more information.


Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, or send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.

Visit the website for more information.

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