Parenting courses and family support

Family support services

Families with children under five will receive a visit from a member of the children’s centre multi-disciplinary team. This team will help with any problems. The team includes Family Support Workers, Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses, Portage Workers and Social Workers. Professionals wishing to refer a family to the Multi Agency Team (MAT) should complete the Early Help Referral Form and email it to

Parenting programmes

There are parenting classes for all parents, new parents, or parents with many children.

These parenting programmes:

  • support stressed or isolated parents;
  • support families where there is domestic violence or substance misuse;
  • support families when they arrive in Hackney from another borough, are asylum seekers or refugees;
  • support teenage parents;
  • support fathers to be involved with their child from pregnancy;
  • give advice and information about accident prevention;
  • give financial advice on benefits or debts; and
  • help parents to support their child’s learning.

The Hackney Family Information Service (FIS) has produced an information leaflet which gives details about the full range of parenting support services available.

Community directory

Hackney Council provides a comprehensive online database of local community services in Hackney, including services for children, young people and families.


Hackney Learning Trust Family Information Services

020 8820 7590
This page was last modified on: 10 Oct 2018