Helpful Information for Parents and Grandparents
Being a parent or grandparent can be a daunting task but there
is lots of information and support services out there to help and
guide you so you don't have to struggle alone.
- Home-Start Cheshire
East offers one to one, personalised support for parents
with children under five, placing trained volunteers alongside
parents. Support is tailored to the individual needs of each family
and is provided for as long as the family needs it. They can be
contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Can your child use a credit card on the internet? Can a
teenager use fireworks? Is it Legal? This booklet guides parents
and carers through the complex laws concerning children and families
- Mumsnet is a site for parents aiming
to make parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, experience and
- Pinkstinks is a campaign and
social enterprise that challenges the culture of pink which invades
every aspect of girls' lives.
- There are many websites that can support you to encourage
better behaviour in your children and develop skills and techniques
that can help your parenting skills such as the NSPCC website.
- Family Lives site is
run by a team of parents, advising families on issues big and
small to ensure that life is better for all. A leading
national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for
children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for
families living together as well as apart.
- Family Rights Group is the
charity that advises families whose children are involved with, or
need, Children’s Social Care Services. They provide confidential
telephone advice and support for parents and family members,
including grandparents who are raising grandchildren who cannot
live at home.
- More than 500 churches across the UK have joined together to
create The National Parenting Initiative to launch free parenting
courses across the UK. The courses which are open to
all parents and carers of children, offer teaching on responding to
a child’s needs, setting boundaries, handling anger and
stress, and building family life. Parents wishing to attend the
courses can type their postcode into The National Parenting Initiative
Website to find their local course.
Safety in the home and out and about
There's lots of information available to you to help you and
your family remain safe:
Information for Dads
- Dad Info is a website containing
information on fatherhood issues, including work, health and
- DadTalk is a community of men
championing fatherhood and exploring what it is to be a dad in 21st
- New Dads Survival
Guide takes you through a step-by-step guide from pregnancy to
looking after a new born baby
- It's a Goal is a self development
programme which uses football metaphors to help men become the best
- YoungDads.TV, the UK’s first website
for young dads to be designed and made by the young dads
Information for Grandparents
- Grannynet is a social
networking site for all grandparents, offering support and advice,
a place to comment and access to a large network of other
- Grandparents Plus is the
national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and
the wider family in children's lives - especially when they take on
the caring role in difficult family circumstances. They have
recently produced a leaflet 'Family Life' (PDF, 3MB), a
guide for grandparents who are supporting their families through
difficult times and they have launched their new advice service for grandparents
(PDF, 752KB) and other family members or friends who have
stepped in to care for a child who is not their own. They offer
advice and information on a broad range of areas including welfare
benefits, legal orders, social care, housing, education, debt,
employment and pensions.
Supporting your child’s education
- The schools, learning and
development pages of gov.uk provides information and support
for parents on how to help with their child's learning, information
on starting school and much more.
- This leaflet is called
Learning and Play – Giving your child the best start, produced
by Family and Parenting Institute. It gives ideas on play
activities with pre-school children.
- Help with homework and
revision from the BBC
What should I do next?
Do you want to know about local support in Cheshire East for
Parents and Grandparents? The
Family Information Directory will tell you about all groups and
services in the area.