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Children and parenting

Parental rights, child maintenance, childcare and keeping children safe online.

  1. Speaking to a child welfare reporter

    Information for children and young people on what happens when they speak to a child welfare reporter.

  2. Children and bereavement

    When a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

  3. Children and living apart

    Making arrangements for your children after a divorce or separation, parental rights and child maintenance.

  4. Early years and pre-school

    Information on early years education, including pre-school and nursery options.

  5. Having a baby

    Includes registering a birth, free vitamins and getting financial support when you're pregnant.

  6. Help paying for childcare

    Help you can get with paying for registered childcare. Includes funded early learning and childcare and Tax-Free Childcare.

  7. Help with money for parents

    Find out what help you can get with money if you're pregnant or you have children.

  8. Looking after a child

    Includes becoming a child's guardian, children and living apart and arranging for someone you know to look after a child.

  9. Support for parents, carers and families

    Including financial support and contact with grandchildren when the parents have split up.

  10. Young people and the law

    Includes legal rights, support for young victims of crime, Children's Hearings and cyber bullying.

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