A government funded initiative specifically for families with children under four.
Provides details of a wide range of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community organisations to support families.
The Education Authority is responsible for delivering education services across Northern Ireland. It also provides information for pupils whose home language is not English or Irish and who may require additional support in school for this reason.
All pre-school settings, both statutory and voluntary and private settings with funded places, are expected to adhere to the ‘Curricular Guidance for Pre-School Education’. This can be found on this website.
Provide telephone and face-to-face support and guidance to parents and young people on any family problem. They have centres all over Northern Ireland.
(Special Educational Needs Advice Centre, Northern Ireland). Offers practical information and advice on getting the right help and support in school for children with learning difficulties and special educational needs.
A support network for children, young people and families of those affected by ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
A national charity dedicated to empowering children, parents, families and schools to be emotionally healthy – they have some great downloadable resources for parents.
A UK charity that support parents and parents-to-be, babies and pre-school children. Action for Children have been working in Northern Ireland for fifteen years, providing support and services, often working with other agencies to ensure they provide the optimum aid to young people and families when they need it most
A national charity offering a helpline and website advice for parents and carers on all their rights at work including maternity and paternity leave, flexible working, parental leave and in-work benefits.
A charity working with and on behalf of single parent families. They offer all kinds of support and advice from break-ups and grieving to returning to work. You’ll find a wealth of material and fact sheets on their website as well as a dedicated freephone helpline.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection.
Offers an impartial, non-judgemental listening ear. For free advice on something specific or for general support and guidance.
Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair.