Family support

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 who will be happy to help. Their details can be found to the right of your screen.


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.

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. 

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. 

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 expolitation and and tips for talking to your children.

Social networks

Many people make use of social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter for all sorts of different things. There are quite a few online groups aimed at families in York and we’ve pulled these together into a handy list!


York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

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