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Register your baby’s birth at one of Walsall’s Family Hubs

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Parents of babies born in Walsall can now register births at one of the council’s Family Hubs.

Baby Rares' mum and dad with Holly Holdsworth, Principal Registrar at Walsall Council. All three people are stood in front of pull up banners at the West Locality Family Hub.
Rares' parents with Holly Holdsworth, Principal Registrar at Walsall Council.

The new service is available at the West Locality Family Hub, and until now, births in the borough could only be registered at the Register Office in the town centre.

The service opened on 10 April 2024, and three-week old baby Rares was the first baby to be registered at the Hub by his mum and dad.  

Rares’ mum, Diana, had never visited one of the council’s Family Hubs before, but selected to register Rares at one due to its convenient location. Diana said, “We chose to visit the Family Hub to register Rares and we’re so glad we did, it was a really lovely experience.”

Holly Holdsworth, Principal Registrar at Walsall Council, said, “As a team, our Registrars are happy to be able to bring the registration of births in Walsall to the West Locality Family Hub, as it’s an environment where other useful services are available to new parents.

“We hope to extend this service to other Family Hubs in the borough over the coming year.”

Walsall’s Family Hubs were launched in July 2023, and are a ‘one-stop-shop’ for families with children aged 0-19, or up to 25 years old for those with additional needs. The Hubs centralise a range of essential services all under one roof so parents can access the support they or their family need.

“ We’re thrilled babies are now being registered at one of our Family Hubs.

This is exactly what the Hubs have been set up to do, to support families in their local community.

Appointments are available all day, every Wednesday, and parents can book an appointment on the council’s website. “

Isabel Vanderheeren, Director for Early Help, Walsall Right for Children and Partnerships
Walsall Council

Parents must register their baby within 42 days of birth, and further information about birth registrations in Walsall can be found here:


 Further information

 Family Hubs

Walsall’s four Locality Family Hubs provide a welcoming space where children, young people aged 0-19, or up to 25 for those young people with additional needs, and their families can go to get advice and support when they need it.

Teams are co-located in four locality hubs across the borough, connecting practitioners with each other, with community resources and the families they work with to enable easier access to integrated services giving the right help at the right time.  Practitioners include Social Workers, Family Support Practitioners, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Early Help Police Officers, Domestic Abuse Support Practitioners, mental health support and substance misuse support.

Family Hub locations:

• North Family Hub - 275 Blakenall Lane, Blakenall, Walsall WS3 1HJ  

• West Family Hub - Ilmington House, Crescent Road, Wednesbury, WS10 8AE  

• South & Central Family Hub - Birchills Street, Walsall, WS2 8NG  

• East Family Hub - Silver Court, Walsall, WS8 6HA

You can visit the Family Hub website at

Walsall Families in the Know on Facebook is also used to promote the Family Hub offer and activities

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