Parenting, childcare and children's services

Financial support, finding and providing childcare, pregnancy and birth, adoption and fostering, looked-after children, safeguarding.


  1. Sign in to your childcare account

    If you're a parent registered for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours childcare, sign in to pay into your account, reconfirm your eligibility, update your details

  2. Tax credits calculator

    Calculate how much tax credit (including working tax credits and child tax credits) you could get every 4 weeks during this tax year, 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2021.

  3. Claim Child Benefit

    Child Benefit - child benefit rates, eligibility, how to claim, child benefit claim form CH2

  4. How to claim tax credits

    How to start a tax credits claim, when to claim, joint claims, backdate a claim

  5. Working Tax Credit

    Working Tax Credit - how much money you get, hours you need to work, eligibility, claim, tax credits when you stop work or go on leave

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News and communications

  1. Directions issued to Slough Borough Council
  2. Storage limit for frozen eggs, sperm and embryos extended during coronavirus outbreak
  3. Staying Put grant: determination letter
  4. Multi-million support for vulnerable children during COVID-19
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Research and statistics

  1. Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years, England and Wales: January to March 2019
  2. Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2019
  3. Outcomes for children looked after by LAs: 31 March 2018
  4. Northern Ireland Poverty Bulletin 2018/19
  5. Child maintenance arrangements made after speaking to CM Options, May to July 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers
  2. Early years childcare fees regulations
  3. Children’s social care providers: inspections regulations 2020 to 2021
  4. Social security and separated parents
  5. Opportunity North East delivery plan
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare
  2. Local authority interactive tool (LAIT)
  3. Funding for personal adviser support for care leavers to age 25
  4. Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2018 to 2019
  5. Inspection outcomes of children's homes
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