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Our Partners

Our Partners

Torridge Children’s Centres work in partnership with a variety of local and national agencies to make sure we are able to meet and support the needs of the local community. Find out more about these partnerships below.

We provide free information and advice on childcare, activities and organisations that can help you and your family throughout the county.


WOW North Devon Scrapstore

WOW is a project run by Action for Children which aspires to help the local community and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.  WOW works with local businesses and the community to reduce the amount of commercial waste going to landfill. WOW Scrapstore functions as both a collection area and storage for donated scrap, a shop and a meeting place for those wanting to get creative.

What is WOW?

  • A scrapstore where you can fill a carrier bag full of art and craft materials for just £3 or a bin bag for £7
  • A shop selling great value art and craft materials starting at less than 50p and is open to the public 
  • A place where you can come along to craft workshops, both in store and in your local community.


Click here to view the WOW North Devon Scrapstore website  




Libraries are not just for finding great books for you and your child. They are also venues for play activities, such as story and rhyme-time sessions, plus other activities for young families. They provide advice services, such as 'Business Start Up' and English language classes and can provide access to computers and printing facilities.

Devon County Council

Devon County Council lays out your options for Early Learning and Education, Childcare and Family Support.

Click here to view Devon County Council Website

You can also access the Children and Families Service Finder - a search engine helping families find  family-related services across the county.


Virgin Care (Public Health Visiting Team)

We work in partnership with the Public Health Visiting Teams in Northern Devon, who are run by Virgin Care.  

Click here to view Virgin Care's website 



The Bookstart scheme

The Bookstart scheme aims to promote a life-long love of books and is based on the principle that every child in the UK should enjoy and benefit from books from as early an age as possible.

How will it benefit children?

Sharing books with babies and toddlers is a wonderful way to increase language skills and helps children to understand their world.

The first five years are the best time for learning to talk and most of a child's language comes from the adults around them. Babies and toddlers who love books begin reading sooner and have a better chance at school.

Every child in England is entitled to a free Bookstart pack at 0-12 months and 3-4 years. Find out how you can get your packs and explore Bookstart's website, where you'll find amazing pages for all the family, including interactive storybooks, booklists, bookfinders, activities and much more. 

Contact us or your local the Library for more information on the Bookstart scheme.


Citizens' Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau is a service that helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing advice and information, and by influencing policymakers. The advice and information provided is free, independent, confidential and impartial. CAB advisers can write letters and make phone calls on their clients' behalf. They can help people prioritise debts and negotiate with creditors. For more information visit the CAB website:


Home-Start volunteers visit families at home each week, supporting parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or those who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family's confidence and ability to cope. To get Home-Start support, families must have at least one child under five, and there must be a volunteer available to support them. For more information,visit