Parents in east Hull can now register their baby’s birth at local family hub

Young mother holding her newborn child.
Parents can now register their child's birth at Longhill Family Hub in east Hull -Credit:Getty Images/iStockphoto

Parents in Hull can now register the birth of their baby at the Longhill Family Hub, in east Hull.

Previously, parents have only been able to register a birth at the Hull Register Office, located in the Wilson Centre in Hull city centre and, more recently, at the Priory Family Hub in west Hull. This alternative was launched in December, with appointments there offered two days a week.

When a child is born, it is a legal requirement that their birth is registered within 42 days. The offering of the service at Longhill Family Hub will now make it easier for parents to register births much closer to home, with the choice of accessing registration services in both the east and west of the city, as well as the city centre.


Pauline Turner, the director of children, young people and family services at Hull City Council, said: “The Longhill Family Hub are looking forward to welcoming even more new families as they come to register their new arrival. We encourage all families with young children to come along to any of our family hubs and find out more about the huge range of free support on offer to them.”

Appointments at the Longhill Family Hub will be available on Wednesdays. Bookings must be made in advance by visiting the Hull City Council website.

Family hubs provide a wide range of services to support parents and carers throughout the early days of their child’s life and beyond. These include:

  • antenatal education

  • midwifery and health visitor support

  • oral health support

  • family support

  • benefits and employment advice

  • universal play and learning activities

  • breastfeeding advice and guidance

  • parenting peer support

  • emotional and mental health wellbeing and counselling

  • parenting courses

  • ready for school groups and activities

  • parent or carer panels

  • support for dads and partners

  • SEND activities and sensory rooms

  • FareShare food banks and a range of financial support

  • domestic abuse support

  • smoking cessation services

  • young carers and youth support services through the network