Signposting to other services and support

As part of HAF, providers are required to supply information, signposting or referrals to other services and support that would benefit attendees, including both the children and their families.

This includes sessions and information provided by Southampton City Council or other external organisations. To support this, we have detailed key information across several topics. This includes an A-Z of topic areas and a brief description of available services/organisations/resources that form part of that topic.

NB: This list is not exhaustive, and providers are welcome to signpost/refer HAF participants to other relevant services. For any other questions or key topic areas, you can search the Southampton Information Directory.


Child Friendly Southampton

Child Friendly Southampton

Child Friendly Southampton works towards ensuring that all children and young people in Southampton have a good start in life and live safely.


Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer and 0-25 SEND Service

Our SEND Local Offer website includes information about all services within Southampton for children and young people with SEND, and their parent carers.

The 0-25 Service offer support for children with SEND who need help in addition to what their school or other educational setting provides.


Early Years and Childcare service

This service supports the development of sufficiently good quality affordable and flexible provision for young children within Southampton, as identified within Southampton’s ‘Childcare Sufficiency Assessment’. 


Armed Forces SHOW


Benefits Advice SHOW


Careers Advice SHOW


Careers in the Armed Forces SHOW


Childcare Provision SHOW


Children’s Services SHOW


Citizen’s advice SHOW


Domestic Abuse SHOW


Employment Advice and Support SHOW


Family Support Service SHOW


Financial Advice and Education SHOW


Food poverty SHOW


Health – Physical SHOW


Health – Mental SHOW


Health – Cross-cutting SHOW


Housing Advice SHOW


Nutritional Information SHOW


Reading and literacy SHOW


Safety advice for young people SHOW


Volunteering SHOW