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The Family and Childcare Trust works with the National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS), which represents a network of local Family Information Services (FIS) to support families across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Llewellyn Mauricio
22 December 2014

Find your Family Information Services

Your local Family Information Service (FIS) provides a range of information on services available to parents, including parents of disabled children. Contact your local FIS for up-to-date details of local childcare, early years provision and family activities in your area. Read More

Anna Hope
05 March 2015

Seminar: Improving information for families

The Family and Childcare Trust is pleased to announce a series of free seminars, supported by the Department for Education: Improving Information for Families The seminars will aim to share information and bring together the very fractured information market for families and foster some new partnerships and joint working. The focus of the sessions will be on information and the launch of new tra...
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Llewellyn Mauricio
27 November 2014

Families First Quality Award

A national quality assurance process for local authorities, children's centres, schools and childminder agencies. Read More

Lucy Bosher
22 September 2014

Supporting families with special educational needs and disabilities

Supporting Family Information Services with the SEND reforms 2014. Read More