Hackney Children and Family Hubs

Children and Family Hubs in Hackney provide information, help and support to families. Our aspiration is for every child to have:

  • the best start in life
  • grow up in a child friendly borough
  • receive the support they need when they need it

Our Children and Family Hubs Partnership will enable us to work with families so that they are able to nurture their babies and children, increase their resilience and independence, and improve educational outcomes. 

Children and Family Hubs are a  ‘one stop shop’. They offer guidance and advice on a range of circumstances. This includes family support, infant feeding, mental health support, health services, debt guidance, support into employment, housing support, early years education and stay and play provision.  

Support is available from conception up until age 19, or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Find your nearest Children and Family Hub

There are four Children and Family Hubs in Hackney

Start for Life offer

Our Start for Life booklet (PDF) brings all of the information about our Start for Life services in one place, so you can easily access the support you need to help give your children the best possible start in life. We also have this available as an accessible version.

Support and services

Children and Family Hubs bring together many council, health, voluntary and community organisations in one place. Find out more about the support available.

Expectant parents

Expecting a baby can be exciting and overwhelming. These services will assist you throughout your pregnancy and prepare you for the birth of your baby.

Babies and toddlers

0-2 years. After your baby is born, you will receive support from a team of nurses and midwives, until your child reaches five years and starts school. 

Younger children

2-5 years. There is a range of services and support for you and your children as they learn to be more independent and develop their sense of self.

Older children

6-11 years. Find out about the services and support available for older children as they learn to be more independent and develop their sense of self.

Young people

12-19 years. Activities, opportunities and advice for young people, including help with difficulties at home, friendship groups, mental health and and racism.

Parent support

Balancing parenthood, work, money and the other demands can be difficult. Find out where you can access support that will help you and your family thrive.

Additional needs (SEND)

Information for families and children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including Hackney's Local Offer.

Health and wellbeing

Services to help you maintain the physical and mental wellbeing of you and your family.


Find out what to do if you have concerns about a child's safety, or if you need support yourself. 


Hackney Children and Family Hubs

This page was last modified on: 25 Jun 2024