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Employment and training

Many parents now seek to combine work and family life and there are a number of services devoted to helping families.  Whether you want to go to college to learn new skills, need help finding a job or changing your job you will find information…

Extended childcare entitlement

Children of eligible working parents can access up to 15 hours of funded childcare alongside their universal entitlement of 15 hours per week. Using both the universal and extended entitlements you could get up to 30 hours a week of funded early learning and childcare…

Families Information Services (FISs)

On this page you will find some useful information on Family Information Services (FISs), including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites. If, however, you can't find what you're looking for or you know of services that should be…

Family mediation and relationship therapy

Family mediation is an alternative to using just lawyers or the courts to resolve matters relating to child arrangements and finances at a time of divorce or separation.It is a voluntary process that enables separating couples to resolve their differences in a series of meetings…

Family member in prison

In addition to the services available under the View all Services button, there is a range of information and support available for families, friends and people working with prisoners and their families. More information on the following topics can be found at Prisons and probation on…

Fostering and adoption

Fostering gives many children a chance to have a brighter future. By choosing to foster a child you will be offering them a home on a temporary basis, as most children will return home after a period of time, but some foster parents offer long…

Further and higher education

Further or higher education is about your child taking their education to the next level and fulfilling their potential. As well as opening up new career options, higher education means opportunities to meet new people and take part in a wide range of social and…

Getting involved in your child's education

As a parent, you will already know that you are your child’s most valuable teacher. The lessons they learn at home will affect how they interact with other people and the world around them. And, like most parents, you will probably want to do all…

Health matters

The health and well being of your children is something that you will think about from the moment you know you are having a baby. These pages provide a basic guide to the services that are available from that first point and on through childhood and…

Healthy eating, cooking and nutrition

On this page you will find some useful information on healthy eating, cooking and nutrition, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.
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