Parent Carers Web SMALLIf you care for a child or young person who is under 18 and has a physical disability, learning disability or emotional/behavioural condition, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, then Sefton Carers Centre can provide free support.

We currently offer the following services to all parent carers living in Sefton:

The Carers Support Team currently facilitates groups for parent carers at Netherton Children’s Centre (Thursdays) and at Parenting 2000 (Wednesdays) in Southport (term time only) - timetables below. 

These groups are a great way to get support, information, and hear about other people's experiences - guidance can be given around assessment pathways and access to services through comprehensive signposting. The purpose of these support groups is to improve the health and wellbeing of parent carers as well as provide information and advice from other organisations that work with parent carers and their children in Sefton.

All parent carers are welcome to attend these groups which also offer support from other carers as well as a place to relax and chat.

(Children are welcome under parent supervision).

Current timetables are below - to find out more please call us on 0151 288 6060 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support Groups Timetable Oct Dec 2018

Parent Carer Development

Based at our centre in Waterloo and at Thornton Children’s Centre each Tuesday (term time) we provide advice, support and information to parents and carers of children who are 5 and under, as well as organising specialist advice and information sessions for families through Sefton’s Children Centres.

Children's centres in Sefton are supported by Sefton Council's Aiming High for Disabled Children service and Sefton Carers Centre, providing vital sessions for young children with additional needs. 


Parent Carer Advocacy and Support

Based at the centre in Waterloo we provide advice, support and information for parents and carers of children who are aged 0-18, as well as facilitating the two support groups below above.

Parental Leave

Parental leave is for employees to take time off work to look after a child's welfare, this leave is normally unpaid, and is available for each child up to their 18th birthday. For more information visit the ACAS website here.


Sefton Carers Centre is a registered charity in England and Wales, No: 1050808

Registered as a company limited in England, No: 3124430