Are you pregnant or recently had a baby and received maternity care in Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington or Malton? <

Coast and Country Maternity Voices Partnership would love feedback on the care you have received,

Click here to visit the Facebook Page or Email

Fostering North Yorkshire needs you!

We want to hear from people who could make a difference to the lives of children and young people across the county.

Fostering North Yorkshire is your local fostering service, and we’ve been supporting families across the county for over 35 years. We’re part of North Yorkshire County Council and our foster carers look after over 300 children a year. The foster carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and family make-up, but what they all have in common is their desire to provide a secure and welcoming home for some of the county’s most vulnerable children.

In return we offer the best training available and competitive financial packages with generous tax free allowances for each child or young person you foster. And we’re there whenever you need us, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Contact us at Fostering North Yorkshire

Phone: 01609 534654

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Helplines in Scarborough

SENSES offers a small, supportive parent and toddler group for children with additional learning needs, speech and language difficulties, challenging behaviour or disabilities, and their families.

At SENSES we provide a light and spacious setting with full disabled facilities, specialist equipment and great fun!

Qualified and experienced volunteers are on hand to work with each family, as well as encourage parent to parent support relationships.

Sessions run on Fridays from 10am – 12pm during TERM TIME

The cost is £2 per family and there is no need to book.

Oasis Family Centre, Castle Road/ Oxford Street, Scarborough YO11 1XE

Further information can be found on:

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Sleep Support

Parents in Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby can now access sleep support for their child, thanks to The Sleep Charity and funding from the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Please contact Claire Earley on for more information.


York & Scarborough Bumps 2 Babies is the Facebook and Instagram page of the maternity units and community teams of the York & Scarborough Teaching Hospital area.

The page aims to provide up to date information about the units, the teams as well as information about pregnancy, birth and newborns.

Baby Drop In Clinic at Filey Childcare

Tuesday 9.15am – 10.15am

Friday 2pm – 3pm

Weekly Clinic to use our weighing scales, chat to a friendly member of staff and enjoy refreshments.

Any concerns can be directed to other services.

DROP IN – no need to book

Padbury Avenue, Filey 01723 516111

Breastfeeding helplines & websites

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453 [9.30am-9.30pm] Email

Breastfeeding Network Support line
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline: 0300 100 0210 [9.30am-9.30pm]

La Leche League
La Leche League: 0345 120 2918

National Breastfeeding Helpline
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 [9.30am-9.30pm]

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)
National Childbirth Trust: 0300 330 0771 [8am-10pm]

Breastfeeding in Scarborough

Breastfeeding Appointments on a Monday morning 10-12pm bookable by appointment by contacting the Centres on 01609 534101.

Members of the health visiting team will be available



You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online. However you choose to contact us, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.

0800 1111

Childline website

Children and Families’ Service: Prevention

Here is a link with information with regards to what the prevention service is.

Families Information Service

County Hall
Telephone: 01609 533483
Mobile:Text “info” to 07624 802425


Gingerbread are a national charity that support single parents families across England.

We offer single parents:
Advice Line – offering expert up to date advice
Information – Regularly updated guidance and signposting on single parent life
Support forum – 24 hr chat with other single parents
Friendship groups – offer a chance for single parent families to get together, meet new people and share experiences.

Advice & support for single parents – Gingerbread

Get in touch if you would like to set up your own single parent group

Helen – 07399049702

Little Victories

Little Victories is an online support group for people who are suffering with anxiety. We encourage you to celebrate your Little Victories and provide you with support, and a variety of resources.




Gives information about where children and young people can get support with a mental health problem.

Visit the Mind website HERE.

NSPCC Helpline

The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.

NSPCC website.

Pandas Foundation

For further information on postnatal depression and speak to a friendly, non-judgmental ear. Visit
Call: 0843 28 98 401 Open 9am – 8pm 7 days a week


Need to locate a pharmacy or chemist including out of hours….use this search

Ryedale Special Families

Ryedale Special Families
Supporting families of children and disabilities and special needs.
Ryedale Special Families, 121 Town Street, Old Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HD
General Enquiries:
Tel: 01653 699000


Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Sands Helpline:

T: 0808 164 3332

Scarborough Pregnancy Crisis Centre

Scarborough Pregnancy Crisis Centre seeks to help those experiencing a crisis pregnancy. We offer a free pregnancy test and counselling, which is offered by volunteer counsellors, most of whom have experienced a crisis pregnancy themselves. The main focus is to allow the woman some listening space and time so she can really sort out for herself her best way forward, considering several options, and avoid making a quick decision which she may later regret. A male counsellor is also available if required. The Centre offers baby clothes and equipment to women who need it, and advice on support agencies in the locality. Post abortion counselling is also available. Support is also available for those who have experienced miscarriage or baby loss.

• Phone number 07544 484943
• Website
• Call the Rainbow Centre [500663] or simply call in, ask for Trish Kinsella, who will arrange an appointment.
• Auborough St, Scarborough YO11 1HT

Scarborough & Ryedale Young Carers

Youth groups and support for Carers

Contact The Young Carers Service on 01723 850155

Website HERE

School Closures

An up-to-date list of any school closures can be found online at

Seaside SaLT

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and Ryedale.

Our goal is to provide a high quality, local, accessible speech and language therapy service, for parents who may have concerns regarding their child’s speech and language.

To receive a FREE 30 minute telephone consultation, please contact:

Helen Harron- Tel no: 07862 178850

Kate Hemingway- Tel no: 07562 755011

Shine 21

Shine 21 is a local registered charity support group that supports children aged 0-5 who have down syndrome and live in the York and North Yorkshire area. They put on social events for families and are currently busily fundraising it order to buy educational resources, and to put in place early intervention and therapeutic groups for the children. To find out what they can offer your family please contact them at Shine21 on Facebook or on email:

If you are an individual or business who is interested in helping them fundraise they would also love to hear from you.

Stop Smoking Service

Local stop smoking service. It is free to anyone that is pregnant

Do call to get support to quit.

Call Livingwell Smokefree 01609 797 272 to self refer or alternatively email on



We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.

Supportline website

The Happy Place

The Happy Place is a new social group set up for widows and widowers with children.

We’re going to meet every month and the first get together is the 15th September at Hawsker School Prefab (YO22 4LA.). There’s crafts, toys, etc for the kids and biscuits and refreshments for the adults.

This has been started by a lady widowed very suddenly with a 3 year old daughter and struggled to find support.

Facebook Group

Whitby Baby Group

Facebook group to link up parents and carers to chat online and arrange some socially distanced meet-ups in Whitby.