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Just for dads (parenting)

Being a dad is a big job. You’re like a hero to your child and there’s no time off. They want you there to steady their bike, help them with homework, play football, read stories and make them laugh. The more you are there for…

Your child's development

On this page you will find some useful information on your child's development, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Parents and carers with a disability

On this page you will find some useful information for parents and carers with a disability, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

LGBT families

If you are seeking support and information to help you and your family there are various local and national organisations providing information, support and referral services for lesbians and gay men from all backgrounds throughout the UK.   LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

Your teenager

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

Twins and multiple births

So you have just found out you are having twins or more?  First of all - don't panic.  We have the low down on what to expect and how to make sure you have an enjoyable pregnancy and beyond.   For more information please look at…

Your baby's development

All parents are keen to see their baby reach the developmental milestones - each new ability ticked off is another sign she's healthy, and progressing normally. Here are some useful websites, links and guidance pages regarding your baby’s development.

Parenting Classes

Parenting can be challenging but it can also be fun, rewarding, wonderful and exciting. There is something really special about being a mum or a dad, but there is not a set 'how to parent' guide. However, there are strategies you can try to counteract…

Babysitting

All parents deserve some time-out from the kids, to enjoy the company of their partner (you might actually get to finish a conversation!), have an uninterrupted meal (cooked by someone else, of course) or just a nice glass of wine at the pub. But not…

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…
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