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  Dads' Information

This page is an information resource specifically designed for dads containing useful websites and other information. If you would like to see more information covered here, please email us at

Would you like some finance advice or information about benefits you may be entitled to? Have a look at our Family Finance pages for advice and information on benefits, welfare and other finance issues.

A local Children’s Centre is a place where families can access a range of local services for their community. Activities are open to male carers and some sessions are specifically for fathers. Have a look at our Children’s Centres in West Berkshire pages to find out about children’s centres near you.

Bubbalicious is a site for young parents including young dads. Join in the chat, tell your story and seek advice on looking after your baby. Chat with mums or just dads - it's up to you!

Child Maintenance Options is a new service providing impartial information and support to help both parents make an informed choice about child maintenance. Click here for a leaflet on Child Maintenance facts and support

Dad Info has been developed in partnership with Fathers Direct and aims to give all UK fathers access to all the information they'll need, from the moment they discover they are going to become a father until their children are grown up and having children of their own. Dad Info wants to make sure that all the best resources for dads on the internet are available through the links on the Dad Info website.

Directgov Parents area provides information on various aspects of being a working parent including maternity/paternity leave and pay, parental leave and flexible working.

Family Matters Institute operates the Dad talk online advice and support service specifically for dads.

Fatherhood Institute is the national information centre on fatherhood to help harness the full potential of fatherhood with news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families.

FPA (Family Planning Association) is the UK's leading sexual health charity. Their purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.

Gingerbread provides information and advice to single parents on a wide range of issues, including benefits, both online and through a telephone helpline. is a UK support group for stay-at-home dads. Latest research from the Office of National Statistics shows that there are now 200,000 men staying at home to bring up their children; almost double the number there were in 1993 when official records began.

NHS Worth Talking About - Sex gives information and advice on sexual health matters, HIV, contraception and local services. Free and confidential sexual health helpline available on 0800 567 123.

Only Dads provide information for single dads. If you have recently become a single parent or if you have been one for years, or indeed you are on the verge of separating, you will find this website an invaluable resource. If you can't find the information you need, please do contact Only Dads who will try their best to point you in the right direction.

A Return to Work provides information and advice for parents looking to return to work. Topics covered include children, redundancy and seeking work.

Separated Dads is set up to help dads separated from their children and cover all aspects from emotional to financial to legal. They have a Facebook community to help through the difficult times and have recently started up a new directory to find advice and support.

SPAN (Single Parent Action Network) supports single parents online through specific issues for single parents, including getting back to work.

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