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Families Information Service (FIS)

Barnsley's Families Information Service (FIS) provides free and confidential information and advice to the whole family

Use FIS to help you:

  • Apply for two, three and four year old childcare and education funding
  • Find childcare, look for an out of school club or holiday scheme
  • Find fun things to do including local clubs or activities
  • With employment advice, childcare career choices including how to become a childminder.
  • With Information and advice for parents and carers of disabled children  

In fact any service that will help you in your family life.

If you have a question about services for families, childrens or young people and are not sure who to ask .. ask us

Please note : FIS maintain the Family Service Directory (FSD) .If you are childcare provider, a service or run a club or activity and would like you information adding to the directory contact FIS

Who to contact

Contact Name
Families Information Service

Where to go

PO Box 679
S70 9JE

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Do you have a child with:

  • A Disability?
  • Special Educational Needs?
  • Additional/Individual Needs?
  • Complex Health Needs?

If so, the Family Information and Involvement Officer for Disabled Children and Young People can help.

FIS has an information service for children and young people with any disability or additional need and the parents/carers and prfoessionals who support them.

Please contact the Family Information and Involvement Officer for Disabled Children and Young People and ask about :

  • Support Groups
  • Disability Living Allowance / Carers Allowance
  • Local activities
  • Information on conditions, syndromes and disabilities
  • Useful addresses and phone numbers
  • Short Breaks
  • Childcare
  • Mobility
  • How to access Health, Social Care and Education services for your child
  • Support for Siblings - brothers and sisters
  • Equipment
  • Funding

and much much more!

Contact Name
Families Information Service
Contact Telephone
0800 0345 340
Contact Email
Last updated on 20/12/2019
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