Contact children, schools and families

For issues relating to family and children's services or schools, you can use our self-service options to apply for school places, find childcare, pay for services and more.

Self-service tasks 

Apply for free school meals, apply for school places, request information about adoption, report concerns about a child's welfare and more.

Children's services: 


Family services: 

These are just a small selection of the tasks you can complete on the website.

See all self-service options

Contact centre 

Can't find what you're looking for? Get in touch with our children, schools and families contact centre online, by phone, in person or by post.

Our customer contact centre is open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can use Twitter to tweet to us during contact centre opening hours.