Support Beyond the School

Below are a number of different contact details for Support and Guidance beyond the school.

IssueOrganisationEmail/ WebsiteTelephone
Bedfordshire Social Care MattersChildren’s Services
(Social Services)
0300 300 8000
(Ask for Intake and Assessment)
Bedfordshire out of hours support for Social CareEmergency Desk Children’s Services0300 300 8123
Cambridgeshire Social Care MattersCambridgeshire County Council0345 045 5203
Cambridgeshire out of hours support for Social CareEmergency Duty Team01733 234724
General mattersCentral Bedfordshire Council0300 300 8000
Free School MealsCentral Bedfordshire 300 8306
School TransportCentral Bedfordshire


0300 300 8000 (Home/ School Transport Team)
01223 717104
Medical IssuesContact your GP in the first instance
Help and support regarding seeking work/voluntary work/emotional issues/homelessness/drug & alcohol abuse/sexual health advice4YPUKgillboydell@4ypuk.com07903 202703
Young CarersYoung and Sibling Carers Project; Out of hours advice line. Monday – Friday: 4.30p.m. – 6p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5p.m. 07531 915190

Carers in Bedfordshire: 0300 111 1919 email and type in ‘Young Carers’.

www. Expert providers of support to young carers and their families YoungCarers Download the Macmillan booklet with help and support for young carers


How to get help, carers’ rights, benefits, advice, and workplace support

Advice on drugs and alcoholFrank
Plan B Bedford
www.talktofrank.com01234 344911
Support for Parents/CarersFamily Lives (formerly ParentlinePlus)
24 hour support
0808 800 222
Sexual Health AdviceBrook Bedfordshire
(Offer a clinic at Biggleswade Health Centre Thursdays 3.30pm – 6.30pm) Brook
0808 802 1234
Brook Bedfordshire
01234 761090
Internet/cyberbullyingThink You
School Attendance IssuesAccess and Inclusion (formerly Edcuation Welfare)0300 300 8000
(Ask for Access and Inclusion)