Children and families

Help and advice for families in Trafford

  Advice for families during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

The Trafford Directory has added useful information on things to do for families, and helpful advice for families with children or young people with SEND.

So far it includes:

  • Links to the latest Government and public health advice
  • Trafford Community Response details for the vulnerable and self-isolating
  • Activity resources for learning at home
  • Mental health and wellbeing resources for children, young people and adults
  • SEND resources including social stories to explain what is happening
  • Guidance and contacts for schools

New links are being added every day.

Visit the Trafford Directory

Worried about a child?

Who to contact if you are worried about a child or young person.

Child Exploitation

What to do if you suspect a child is being exploited.


Find out more about adoption, who is eligible and the assessment process. 


Types of fostering, help and support for foster carers and how to request an information pack. 

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) local offer

Find out about help and support available in our area for children and young people age 0 to 25 years through the SEND local offer. Sign up to the parent newsletter.

Trafford directory

Get information on community groups, local events, activities and a wide range of support services.

Childcare and early education

Find out about local childcare options, help with childcare costs, free places for 2, 3 and 4 year old children.

Childcare providers

Setting up a childcare business, becoming an early education provider, early years provider hub, training and SEND grants. 

Children's centre and early help hubs

Your local centre provide information and advice to expectant parents and families of children under 11.

Voice of the child

In Trafford, all children, young people and their families will have the opportunity to participate in decisions which affect their lives.  

Children in care

Find out more about being in care and leaving care, support services, Children in Care Council, resources and procedures.

Supported lodgings

Find out more about becoming a supported lodgings provider.

Special guardianship order

Find out more about special guardianship orders (SGOs).