Welcome to the new Family Connect website

Family Connect is a free, confidential service providing, impartial advice, information, guidance and support on a full range of children's services available across the borough including childcare, activities, school admissions and finance.

Family Connect aims to ensure that families are getting the right help at the right time.

Adolescence and puberty

Understanding puberty

Puberty for girls

Puberty for boys

Puberty is a series of changes that your body goes through during your teens, please view the links below for more information on what to expect:

Girls' bodies frequently asked questions

Boys' bodies frequently asked questions

Get in touch

Getting the right help at the right time - contact Family Connect now!

Online enquiry form

Family Lives

  • Telephone: 0808 8002222

School Nursing Service

  • Telephone: 01952 621340


Healthy eating for teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes – changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.

Visit the NHS Choices website

Sleep tips for teens

Are you having trouble dragging your teenager out of bed in time for school or even lunchtime? If so, visit NHS Choices and follow tips to help your teenager sleep better. 

Visit the NHS Choices website


Teen aggression/arguments

Many parents find that when their child becomes a teenager, their behaviour becomes more challenging, how do you cope if they become aggressive or violent towards you?

Visit the NHS Choices website