External support for parents

Colburn children’s centre

Location, parking and accessibilityColburn children’s centre is located along a row of shops just off the main road known as The Broadway. We are located within the Colburn library entrance. Our children’s centre is around a five minute drive or a ten minute walk from Catterick Garrison and about a five minute drive from Catterick Racecourse.

There is a public car park, which can be used by centre visitors, at the front of the children’s centre just off the main road. The car park is free and spaces are available for disabled access. The car park is also CCTV monitored. The centre is fully accessible and has a lift facility for those requiring it.

Opening hours
  • Monday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Friday, 8.30am to 4pm
  • Saturday, closed
  • Sunday, closed
Address and contact detailsColburn children’s centre
1 The Broadway
Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire
DL9 4RFEmail: colburncc@northyorks.gov.uk
Telephone: 01609 532595
Mobile: 07854 458572

Richmondshire Prevention Hub

Location, parking and accessThe Richmondshire Prevention Hub is located on the Richmond School site.
Opening hoursThe centre is open for scheduled sessions only.
Address and contact detailsRichmondshire Prevention Hub
Richmond School
Darlington Road
DL10 7BQFor further information please call Colburn children’s centre on 01609 532595.

Carnagill and Wavell children’s centre

Location, parking and accessibilityLimited on-street parking is available nearby.
Opening hoursThe centre is open for scheduled sessions only.
Address and contact detailsDerby Close
Leadmill Estate
Catterick Garrison
DL9 3HNFor further information please call Colburn children’s centre on 01609 532595.

Wensleydale children’s centre

Location, parking and accessibilityParking is available on-site. Please ensure that the drive is not blocked at busy times, especially at the beginning and end of the school day when bus access is required. If the car park is full there is parking available on the other side of the school, next to Yorebridge Sports centre.
Opening timesThe centre is open for scheduled sessions only.
Address and contact detailsAskrigg Voluntary Controlled Primary School
DL8 3BJFor further information please call Colburn children’s centre on 01609 532595.


Parent Partnership Service

Special Educational Needs Information and Advice for Parents

The Parent Partnership Service is available to provide impartial information and advice to parents/carers whose child has special educational needs (SEN) or learning difficulties/disabilities (LDD).

Who are the Parent Partnership Co-ordinators (PPCs) ?

The team of Parent Partnership Co-ordinators (PPCs) all have professional qualifications and are experienced in special educational needs.

They can:

  • Listen to your concerns and worries
  • Give you information about special educational needs
  • Offer home visits
  • Provide telephone advice
  • Support you in meetings
  • Go with you and your child to visit schools or enhanced provisions
  • Give you information abot the SEN Mediation Service
  • Provide information about the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)
  • Put you in touch with a Voluntary Organisation or Parent Support Group

If you would like to contact your local PPC please see below:

North: Northallerton & Richmondshire)
Jane Clark, Tel: 01609 536198

For more information about the Parent Partnership Service please visit:

For general enquiries
Tel: 0845 0349469
Email: parentpartnership@northyorks.gov.uk
Or Contact Helen Forshaw
Senior Parent Partnership Co-ordinator on (01609) 534472

The Parents Partnership Service is funded by North Yorkshire County Council in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice which can be found at: www.teachernet.gov.uk

Stay home – Protect the NHS – Save lives

During lockdown, we are only open to the children of critical workers and those who are vulnerable. Note: We are open for preschool children. Please only use these services if absolutely necessary. If at all possible, children should be safe at home.