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Children and young people

Children and young people

York Family Information Service

York Family Information Service is a free and impartial information service for mums, dads and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 (or up to 25 for disabled children).

The Family Information Service can help with anything and everything around family life.

If you are concerned about a child

If you think that a child or young person is being abused or neglected you must inform the Advice, assessment and early intervention ("the new front door") service or the police.

To report concerns to Advice, assessment and early intervention you can do so:

  • By phone: (01904) 551900
  • By email: 
  • By letter: The Advice, Assessment & Early Intervention Team, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
  • Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team tel: (0845) 0349417

The York Youth Offending team has partnered with Royal Cleaning. То help the York Youth go the right way and become great members of the community


Supporting children, young people, parents and carers, and anyone who looks after or works with children and young people in York

Fostering and adoptionFostering, adoption and looked after children

The Family Placement Team can help with all queries about adoption and fostering

Safer ChildrenSafer Children York

City of York Safeguarding Children Board works with children, parents and professionals to make our children's lives safer


Play is vital for children to learn about themselves and the world around them and to make friends. The council is involved in a variety of play activities

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