Children and Families
The council’s Children and Family Services team supports the rights of children to be kept safe and to enjoy the best possible physical, emotional and mental well being, enabling them to live wherever possible with families that are able to care for them.
Children whose health and well being would suffer if we did not provide services are supported.
Help and advice
Contact the Social Services Duty Team if you have concerns about a child’s welfare.
If an emergency arises outside office hours, you should contact the south east Wales Emergency Duty team:
0800 328 4432
0800 587 9963
Newport Family Information Service
If you are looking for childcare, information about early years education, children’s activities or if you simply live or work with children take a look at Newport FIS, we’re here to help...
Read about Young Newport
Preventative Services Group
The Preventative Services Group (PSG) provides support to children and young people with a preventative services worker for each school cluster area in Newport.
The Children in Need Commissioning Strategy 2012-2015 (pdf) is the result of a needs analysis that highlighted the need to change the way services are delivered to local families and young people and sets out how the council will use commissioning to underpin the ongoing transformation of children's services in Newport.