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Plymouth Children's Gateway

The Gateway should be used if you need help, information or advice relating to a child (pre-birth to 18 years old) or up to 25 years old if the child has special educational needs and disabilities.

Contacts details

Address:Ballard House
26 West Hoe Road
Telephone number: 01752 668000
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What The Gateway can help with

  • Worries about your child's development
  • Young people regularly missing school or college
  • Bullying, cyber bullying and sexting
  • Debt
  • Housing
  • Gender, identity and sexuality
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Disabilities or special educational needs
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Domestic abuse
  • Crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Poverty, homelessness or long term unemployment
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Young carers
  • Asylum seekers and refugees

How The Gateway can help

We'll help you decide what kind of support is right for you and your family and put you in touch with the people that are best placed to help you. This could include:

  • help from your local children's centre
  • help for your child at school
  • drug and alcohol advice
  • support from youth workers
  • support from the special educational needs and disability service
  • information, advice and resources to help you with parenting
  • parenting assessments and courses
  • group support
  • counselling
  • help with learning to read
  • letting you know what benefits you might be able to claim

Targeted Support

Targeted Support works with children, young people and families in Plymouth.

We help in a number of ways, ranging from advice and guidance to a more structured package of support; ensuring families receive the services they need to remain safe and be successful members of their communities.


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Age range
  • Early years - 0 to 5 years
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Secondary - 11 to 18 years

  • Based: Plymouth

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    • 0 to 1 years old
    • 5 to 11 years old
    • 12 to 16 years old
    • 17 to 25 years old
    • 1 to 2 years old
    • 2 to 3 years old
    • 3 to 4 years old
    • 4 to 5 years old
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety
    • Arthritis
    • Autism
    • Brain injuries
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Communication impairments
    • Diabetes
    • Down's syndrome
    • Eating disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Hearing impairments
    • Learning disabilities
    • Mental health
    • Mobility issues
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Physical disabilities
    • Visual impairments

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