Skip to main content

About us

Why is the POD important?

The ambition of Plymouth’s Children’s and Young People’s strategy is for every child to have the best start to life by ensuring they can access education, health care and are safeguarded from harm. Children and young people are of course dependent on factors outside their influence, such as family or their community environment which makes them more vulnerable. Our local focus of getting the right support to children, young people and families is therefore essential to ensure positive lifelong, health and wellbeing outcomes.

The aim of the directory is to offer information about advice, help and support services for children, young people and families who live and work in Plymouth.  It also supports those who work within or have an interest in family support services.  

Early help is about getting support when you need it and there are lots of organisations listed in the POD directory which can help families and young people. Why not talk to your school or children’s centre to start with and they can advise you. Children’s Social care can become involved when there are more complex difficulties or children are in need of protection from harm.

Support with Confidence Accreditation

Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards and Cooperative Commissioning & Adult Social Care have signed up to a quality assurance initiative called Support with Confidence. The scheme quality assesses care and support services so that people can be confident that every member of the scheme is reliable, trustworthy, understanding and responsive to their needs. The approval process includes a rigorous audit, thorough background checks and checks that the business ensures quality, client safety and staff training.

Buy With Confidence Accreditation

Buy With Confidence is designed to take the headache out of finding traders you can trust. All the businesses registered on the web site have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way.

We aim to ensure that all the information we provide is accurate and up to date. Requests for information will be provided within 48hours or sooner and all personal client information is kept confidential and complies with the Data Protection Act.

Call us

The phone number of our Contact Centre is 01752 668000.

Our A to Z of council services contains email and phone numbers for key service areas.

Email us

Our general enquiries email address is

If you know the name of the person you want to contact our email format is

Write to us

You can write to us at Plymouth City Council, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ.

Visit us

If you need to speak to us in person please visit our 1st Stop shop, 71 New George Street, in the city centre.

For details of our other offices and depots please visit our council offices page.

Out of hours emergencies

In an out of hours emergency you can contact us on 01752 668000.




Back to top