Help with a child's behaviour

0 - 5 year olds

Your local Child and Family Centre can support you with behavioural issues for children up to the age of five. Some centres have specific sessions, for sleep problems for example, most have general baby or toddler clinics where you can speak to a family worker or health visitor.

5+ year olds

We run a series of parenting courses. If you are interested in attending a course, please contact the parenting programme co-ordinator.

Behavioural issues at school

If your child is missing school you are likely to be in contact with an education welfare officer, or educational psychologist. If you would like to speak to either of these professionals, speak to your child's school. Find out more about behaviour and attendance.


One of the issues that most worries parents is about drug use. Parents are encouraged to talk to young people about substance misuse, to try and prevent them using them and to make sure young people have the facts and can make informed decisions if they intend to use substances. 

Additional needs

If you believe your child's behavioural issues are due to undiagnosed special educational needs or disability (SEND), see our SEND Local Offer section for more information on services and support.

Further information

More information is available from: