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.

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Choosing a career

Your future


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Visit Childline for information about making decisions and thinking about the future. It’s normal to be worried – it can mean change and uncertainty. But it can also lead to exciting opportunities or a fresh start:


Jobs and work


Work experience


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Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to providing work experience placements for students from local schools and colleges and for unemployed people who may be looking for support to bridge the gap between unemployment and paid work.


A work experience placement at the Council can be an excellent way to gain workplace experience, learn new skills and/or find out more about a chosen career.

If you are interested in an unpaid work experience placement in one of our service areas, please complete our online application form. Once your application has been received a member of our Future Workforce Support team will contact you to discuss your application and suitable placements available.

Apply for a work experience placement (education)

Apply for a work experience placement (unemployed)



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As a volunteer you can give your time to help charities and community groups make a difference, but volunteering can also provide you with many benefits too, including:


  • the chance to have fun doing something you've never tried before
  • increased confidence
  • a sense of satisfaction and achievement
  • the opportunity to make new friends and contacts with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • increased job and career prospects and new skills - over 70 per cent of employers would hire a candidate with volunteering experience over someone who has never volunteered.

Telford and Wrekin has a new online portal on which advertises our current opportunities and also opportunities from other local organisations. There are a wide range of volunteering roles available and you don't necessarily need any particular skills or experience to get involved.

Search Discover Telford for volunteering opportunities

Parenting support and advice

The parenting support section provides advice, support, tips and all aspects of parenting:

Get in touch

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

Online enquiry form


  • Telephone: 01952 385385