Start for life

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Help and advice available in Lincolnshire for everyone during pregnancy, when giving birth and during the first two years of a child's life.

Lincolnshire’s 48 children's centres are core to our Start for Life offer. The centres offer free stay-and-play drop-in sessions and universal programmes for all families from antenatal to age five. Further support is also available for children and young people 5-19 (25 SEND). Visit your local children’s centre to find out more.

Join a children's centre

Everything you need to know about registering your pregnancy and finding a midwife.

How to contact our Health Visiting team and what support to expect.

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as advice and support for all infant feeding goals.

Support for you and your child’s mental health and wellbeing.

Understanding the safety and welfare of all babies and children and how to report a concern if you are worried.

Supporting parents with disabled or seriously ill babies including those born prematurely.

Support for you and your child in the next stages of their development.

Help drug and alcohol use or smoking cessation.

Help and advice for debt management.

Find out about what is a Family Hub.

Staying safe around others. Advice on the impact of violence on you or your baby.

Help for anyone with a language barrier.

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Positive parent relationships

Arguments and conflicts in relationships happen to all of us. Unresolved conflicts between adults can have a significant impact on children.

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