Rossendale children and family wellbeing services

Centre details

Due to the Coronavirus some of our centres are still temporarily closed and we are running some groups via ZOOM.

We have however, opened our Bacup centre, 3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and some of our groups will now be delivered in centre. This timetable provides details of the groups available.

If you would like to speak to us for more information, advice or support please still call us on the numbers below.

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
Tel: 01706 237 782 

Whitworth Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Whitworth Library
Lloyd Street
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

Virtual groups via Zoom

To take part in any of our virtual groups and courses you will need a Zoom account and an email address.

You will need to set this account up prior to 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.

Under 5s programme

Monday 10am to 11am. 6 weekly sessions starting 12 Oct 2020 on ZOOM.

For babies from birth to crawling, to promote nurturing touch and communication.

Monday 4pm-5pm 2 sessions per month. September 21 and 28, October 12 and 19 on ZOOM.

Under the current circumstances the Children and Family Wellbeing Service are delivering a shortened version of Bump, Birth and Beyond (BBB) (an antenatal course run in partnership with Children and Family Wellbeing Service, midwives and health visitors).  The shortened version includes:

  • safer sleep
  • coping with crying
  • early play
  • home safety quiz
  • caring for a new baby

Primary school age children

Tuesday 3.45pm to 4.45pm - weekly sessions at Bacup Children and Family Wellbeing Services.

Thursday 3.34pm to 4.45pm - weekly sessions on ZOOM.

This session is aimed at key stage 2 (ages 7 – 11). It involves taking part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, helping to build confidence and self-esteem, set boundaries and build peer friendships

Youth programme

Tuesday 7pm-8pm - weekly session via ZOOM.

Wednesday 6.45pm to 7.45pm weekly session via ZOOM.

Rossendale, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley young people look at issues which have been identified within the Youth Council agenda. Members of the Youth Parliament (MYP) young people attend these sessions and support staff to deliver the agenda and have the opportunity to present their findings to cabinet members.

There is also opportunity to discuss wellbeing issues that young people may be facing during the lockdown.



Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm weekly session via ZOOM.

Providing a safe and welcoming environment for young people aged (12 – 25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities.  The group aims to work on life skills, improving communication skills, self-confidence & self-esteem in a group work setting. Parents/Carers are welcome to attend.

Practical parenting

Teen Triple P - Wednesday 6pm-8pm via ZOOM
Group Triple P - Thursday 9.30am-11.30am at Bacup Children and Family Wellbeing Services

A range of evidence based and effective parenting courses available as groups or 1-1 sessions.  This is a programme that doesn’t tell you how to 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.

We will deliver weekly live Zoom sessions specifically for families with children in certain age bands, so that the content is relevant to everyone in the zoom room.

Freedom Programme

A supportive course for women, to increase their self-confidence, to feel empowered and make positive changes in their lives and relationships.  Delivered via Zoom providing a safe space for women to come together to share experiences, learn about keeping safe and how relationships impact on children.

Call 01706 237782

The course is for children aged 4 to 11 years who are often the hidden victims of abuse who have been exposed to violence in the home. 

The aim is to enable children to identify and name abusive and non-abusive behaviour and to recognize the difference between the two. To enable children to comprehend the causes of what appears to be a random act of violence and therefore to be reassured that they were not to blame.