Rossendale children and family wellbeing services

Centre details

Bacup Children and Family Wellbeing Services
The Maden Centre
Rochdale Road
Bacup OL13 9NZ
Tel: 01706 237 780

Haslingden Children and Family Wellbeing Service
Bury Road
Haslingden
BB4 5PG
Tel: 01706 237 782 

Whitworth Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Whitworth Library
Lloyd Street
Whitworth
OL12 8AA
Tel: 01706 237 780

Rawtenstall Children and Family Wellbeing Services
The Old Fire Station
Burnley Road
Rawtenstall BB4 8EW
Tel: 01706 237 788

Group updates and where to go for more information

Most of our groups are now being delivered in centres however some sessions are still available via Zoom. Please be aware that you need to book on to the courses by ringing 01706 237780 or email to RossendaleGroupWork@lancashire.gov.uk.

To take part in any of our virtual groups you will need a Zoom account and an email address. You will need to set this account up before accessing the group. Once we have spoken to you, we will email you an invite into the group.

Please be assured we have lots of systems in place to safeguard you and your children.  We look forward to seeing you in one of our centres soon.

Baby Massage is a 6-week course for parents/carers with non-mobile babies currently being delivered in centre by qualified Children and Family Wellbeing practitioners.

Monday 9.30am to 10.30am Rawtenstall Children and Family Wellbeing Services

Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am Bacup Children and Family Wellbeing Services

Baby and You is a 6-week course for parents/carers with children aged 0 to 2 years, currently being delivered in centre.

Monday 10.45am to 11.45am Rawtenstall Children and Family Wellbeing Services

Wednesday 10.45am to 11.45am Bacup Children and Family Wellbeing Services

This is a 6-week course for parents/carers with children aged 2 to 4 years.  It's aimed at early communication, play, reading and interaction with your child.

Tuesday 9.45am to 11.15am Haslingden Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Friday 9.45am to 11.15am Rawtenstall Children and Family Wellbeing Services

Junior group is a 6-week face-to-face programme for children age 5 to 11 years old focusing on building confidence, self-esteem and resilience and also raising awareness in a range of topic areas to include healthy relationships, internet safety, body safety, drugs and alcohol awareness, healthy lifestyles, bullying, self esteem, transition and change.

Ring or email to book your child's place.

Starting in 2022 a group to provide a safe and welcoming environment for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to take part in activities, have fun and meet friends. Delivered in centre.

For further details or to book a place ring or email.

Domestic violence is very common: research shows that it can affect one in four women in their lifetimes. The Children and Family Wellbeing Team are offering a rolling programme of courses for women to engage within a supportive environment. The Freedom Programme is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children. For details about programmes running please email RossendaleGroupWork@lancashire.gov.uk.

Children and Family Wellbeing service has a strong commitment to supporting both adults and children who have suffered from domestic abuse to heal effectively from their trauma and to help break the cycle of abuse.

Our trained staff will help your child's voice be heard and believed. The programme offers activities that are child led, age appropriate and sensitively delivered. They help children to work through their fears, anxieties and emotions providing them with coping strategies, resilience, building their self-esteem and confidence.

For details about programmes running please email RossendaleGroupWork@lancashire.gov.uk.

Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.

The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Programme’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable. 

Triple P Group

Delivered over eight weeks for parents of children up to 12 years. Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about the causes of child behaviour problems, setting specific goals, and using strategies to promote child development, manage misbehaviour, and plan for high-risk situations.

Triple P Teen

Delivered over eight weeks for parents of teenagers up to 16-years-old who are interested in learning a variety of parenting skills. Parents may be interested in promoting their teenager’s development and potential or they may have concerns about their teenager’s behaviour.

Triple P Stepping Stones

This course has been developed for parents of children with a disability. Stepping Stones Triple P has been evaluated with families of children with a range of disabilities (e.g. intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy) and elevated levels of disruptive behaviour.

For more information and to book your place please email RossendaleGroupWork@lancashire.gov.uk

Monday 6.45pm to 9pm at Rawtenstall Children and Family Wellbeing Services

We support special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) young people to have a fun time and make new friends.

Throughout the program we will be looking at:

  • Cooking, shopping, independence
  • Motivation and confidence building
  • Team building, teamwork and personal and social development
  • Arts and crafts
  • Employability skills (Older young people)
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Organising events throughout the year

For more details or to book on to the sessions contact Jo Riding 07939372418 or Lisa Spencer 07827257462.

Tuesday 6.45pm to 9pm at Rawtenstall Children and Family Wellbeing Services

An opportunity for young people to have discussions on current topics affecting young people. They can take part in arts and crafts, social interaction games, quizzes and fun activities.

For more details or to book on to the sessions contact Jo Riding 07939372418 or Lisa Spencer 07827257462.

Wednesday 6.45pm to 9pm Rawtenstall

Youth Council is an opportunity for young people to have a voice and be able to influence decisions made locally and nationally.  Regular meetings in districts give young people the opportunity to be involved in projects and campaigns that they identify significant to themselves and others. It also gives them the opportunity to attend monthly meetings at County Hall in Preston equipping them with skills that gives them a voice and influence over decisions that affect them.

For more details or to book on to the sessions contact Jo Riding 07939372418 or Lisa Spencer 07827257462.

Detached youth work is all about engaging young people where they choose to meet; be it a village green, retail-park or an urban housing estate, and working with them to an agreed outcome.

It is about empowering, politicising and supporting young people within their community and definitely should not be used as a tool for social control or trying to get ‘kids off the streets’. 

Detached youth workers literally enter the ‘space’ occupied by young people, and the dynamics are different to other youth work interventions. The key to success is in the positive relationships built and this requires time, commitment and really good negotiation skills.

Currently running in various locations on Thursday evenings.

For more details contact Jo Riding 07939372418 or Lisa Spencer 07827257462.

You can now collect your free vitamins from Children and Family Wellbeing Service centre by appointment only.

Healthy Start vitamins contain vitamins A, C and D for your child and folic acid and vitamins C and D for you if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or until your baby is one year old. Drops are for your child if they are aged from six months (unless a health visitor has advised earlier use of vitamins) until they are four years old and mums get tablets.

You must be receiving the Healthy Start vouchers that you get with your food vouchers. You will exchange the voucher to get your free vitamins.

To collect your Healthy Start vitamins, please call 01706 237780 or 01706 237788

If you don't yet get help from the Healthy Start scheme, find out more and apply at the NHS Healthy Start website.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Better Births web pages have information for families during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

  • Your mental health
  • During pregnancy
  • Baby feeding advice
  • Preparation for birth and childhood
  • After the birth

Volunteer led peer support and is still available from F.A.B Families and Babies:

Our infant feeding helpline is available daily 9.30am to 2.30pm and 9.30pm to midnight 01254 772929 (voicemail available outside of these hours, picked up the next working day).

Whilst face to face support is still suspended due to COVID19 we are still very actively supporting families across Lancashire and South Cumbria (temporarily including areas that would normally fall outside the FAB Lancs and Lancashire County Council footprint).

We have implemented a varied digital offer that includes the following options for infant feeding peer support;

  • One to one video support with a range of platforms to suit the family, including; Zoom, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Microsoft Teams/Skype) – we recommend this option for specific questions or concerns
  • One to one telephone, text or email support
  • Infant feeding support group on Facebook
  • Video groups sessions on Zoom
  • Facebook Rooms
  • Monthly 2 part antenatal workshop on Zoom