Information Support and Courses for parents and carers

Being a parent can present many challenges, so we have collated information relating to a range of common life issues. If you don't see what you are looking for here, you can contact York Family Information Service  (01904 554444 or email who will be happy to help.


For information on helpful resources and services that may help you when someone close to you dies.


For more information on the different types of bullying and useful websites aimed at children, young people and parents.

Child Maintenance

The information which Child Maintenance Options has provided is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Family Learning and York Learning

If you’re a mum, dad or carer of a young child, then the most important educator in that child’s life is you. 

Mums, dads and carers who are more confident and take an active interest in learning themselves act as positive role models for their children. If you want to give your child a good start, or are considering a career working in schools or childcare settings, check out the courses offered by Family Learning and the wider range of courses provided by the York Learning team.

Online safety

The internet is part of many people's day to day life and as parents, it's important to understand what children and young people are doing online. 

Parenting Courses and Support

Parenting courses and other support groups.

Relationships Matter

All relationships have tricky moments it is how they’re experienced and resolved that matters. The Relationships Matter website can give tips on how to improve your relationship, help you work out what needs to happen and signpost you to organisations that can help.

Relationships and sexual health

The Family Planning Association website has tips and advice on how to talk to your child about growing up, relationships and sex. 

Separated Families

Information on services who offer advice and information for families who are separated.

It's not ok - child sexual abuse and exploitation

Tackling child sexual exploitation is everyone’s responsibility.  "It's not OK" raises awareness about signs of child sexual exploitation and abuse, what to do if you suspect abuse or exploitation and and tips for talking to your children.