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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Dad's Information

Reading Family Information Service

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

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.

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

The DadPad App. developed with the NHS to “give new Dads and Dads-to-be the knowledge and skills needed to gain confidence and give their baby the best start”

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. Becoming Dad is our new guide for expectant and new fathers, launched in November 2021 by the Fatherhood Institute and Mental Health Foundation. Becoming Dad, a guide for new fathers 

Family Lives charity supporting parents and families with all aspects of family lives, they also have a Parent Helpline.

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.


Separation / Lone Parent

For information on what you need to do when separating or divorcing.

Families Need Fathers charity for dads, mums and grandparents who want to still have a relationship with their children after parental separation.

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.

Gingerbread provides information and advice to single parents on a wide range of issues, including benefits, both online and through a telephone helpline.

Page reviewed March 2021