Parents are the main providers of the love, care and stimulation that promote the well being of children. We want each parent to have the necessary confidence, skills, self-belief and strength to be a good parent and an effective role model for their children.

We know that parents are the major influence on a child's life. We also know what a difficult job parenting can be for all of us.

Our aim is to improve support for all parents so that every one of our children has the best possible start in life.

The Parenting and Family Outreach Team

The Parenting and Family Outreach Team work in partnership with various agencies to support children and families across the Bradford District.

The Team offer one-to one parenting programme support in the home to parents with children aged 5 – 11 years for up to 20 weeks, which may include parents attending a group.

The specific support the Parenting and Family Outreach team offer is:

  • positive relationships with child/young person 
  • boundaries and routines 
  • behaviour management 
  • positive discipline 
  • evidence based parenting programmes

For a referral form, further information, or to discuss a referral, please contact:

The Parenting and Family Outreach Team.
Coordinator Mobile: 07582 100993
Office: 01274 435588/ 431777.

Referral forms can be sent to:
Services to Children and Families
Shipley Town Hall
Lower Ground Floor
BD18 3EJ

Parenting courses

If you contact Bradford Families Information Service we can give you information or send you an up to date list of parenting courses that are available across the Bradford area.

If it is not possible for you to attend one of these courses, Netmums have joined with Family Links to develop an online parenting course.

The course comes in 3 parts with regular emails over 8 weeks (with a week off in between each part of the course).

  • Part 1, Getting the Best, covers praise, discipline and keeping calm; it looks at some helpful strategies for getting the best from your children 
  • Part 2, Stopping the Worst, deals with family rules, behaviour, self- esteem and choices; it focuses on understanding and managing worst behaviour and agreeing family boundaries. 
  • Part 3, Families Together, covers feelings, nurture and labels; it explores how relationships with our children work and looks at having fun together. There are also some useful tools to keep things going.

Please note that the Netmums Parenting Course is only available to Netmums members.


Contact details

Families Information Service

Telephone helpline : 01274 437503 (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm Friday)
Urdu/Punjabi Helpline : 01274 431252 (8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Wednesday)
Polish/Slovak/Czech Helpline : 01274 434905 (9am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday)
Mobile : Text 'FIS' to 07781472076 and we will call you back.
Email :

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