This part of the website is for practitioners to access a range of information and resources relevant to their work with children, young people and families. Although some of the information is available to all, please ensure you log in to allow further information to be shared in a secure way. 

If you would like to discuss any sections of this website, make recommendations or notify of any changes, please contact: Rochdale Family Information Service on 01706 719900 or email

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Local advice

  1. Help with the cost of living

    We have support services and advice for families who are struggling financially or in hardship. There are many money saving schemes available to local residents.
  2. Help with food for families

    Find support if you need help with food for your family. We have local food banks and you can join our food club. We can help with food vouchers for children on free school meals and for families experiencing difficult times, through the household fund.…

Local services

  1. Rochdale Family Information Service

    The Family Information Service (FIS) provides information and advice for families and practitioners working with children, young people and families.
  2. Early Years and Childcare Advisory Team

    Our team offers a combination of training, active assistance, encouragement and challenge to enable leaders and practitioners working in the Early Years Foundation Stage to improve all aspects of quality and provision. Therefore, providing better experiences and learning opportunities for children. Practitioners please log in to see…
  3. Early Help Neighbourhood Teams

    The Early Help Locality Team is a service working with children and young people to offer family support. It involves listening to you and your child to find out what you need and what is working well in your child's life. Practitioners please log in for further…
  4. Supported Day Care Scheme

    This is a referral only service.
  5. Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub

    We are Rochdale’s main point of access to Children’s Social Care. All Children’s Social Care concerns regarding a child or young person suffering or at risk of significant harm should be reported. Practitioners please log in to see referral details.
  6. Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessment and Review Team

    The EHC Assessment and Review Team is responsible for carrying out EHC needs assessments for children and young people with high needs aged 0 to 25 years. We liaise closely with parents, education settings and a range of services to ensure the provision made for those with…
  7. Rochdale Additional Needs Service (RANS)

    RANS helps children and young people with additional needs to develop the skills to become independent and active members in school and their community. We work closely with children and young people, families, settings/schools and other agencies. We provide advice, assessment, support, teaching and training…