Skip to main content

Parents: Advisory Services

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for the launch of the Parent Know How suite of services; and if he will make a statement. (247249)

Parent Know How is a suite of services for mothers, fathers and other carers which consists of telephone helplines, text and instant messaging, web-based services and advice through print media, all of which became operational between April and October 2008. These services will be supplemented by a new online directory of local and national services available for parents due to go live in September 2009. The Department has recently advertised its intention to contract for a further round of innovative technology-enabled services and assets which should be developed later in 2009.