Family Information Service – resources for practitioners

What is the Warwickshire Family Information Service (FIS)?

We are a free and impartial information and signposting service for families with children and young people. We provide a wide range of information on issues affecting family life including childcare, child safety, financial help for parents, information and tips on parenting, disability support and working parents employment rights.

How can the FIS help you?

We also provide information, resources and services to help support professionals working with children, young people and families within the county.

We can provide you with a number of FIS resources to support you in your professional role on a wide range of family issues. These can either be downloaded from our webpages or you can order hard copies of these resources by contacting us.

The FIS Outreach Service delivers service information out and about in the local community. Service delivery can vary from giving formal or informal talks on a one-to-one basis, to groups of parents, practitioners, services to providing leaflets and signposting information, or a presence at school and community events.

Our School and Practitioner Information Packs can provide you with more in-depth information on how we can support you within your professional role.

FIS – school and practitioner packs

The Family Information Service (FIS) Practitioner Pack is an information and signposting tool for anyone working with children, young people and families within the county of Warwickshire. It provides professionals with information on who we are, what we do and more importantly, how we can support you in your professional role.

Hard copies of this pack are available on request from the FIS, or you can download copies of all the documents included in the pack by clicking on the links below.

FIS general information leaflet (PDF, 285.96 KB)
Case study examples (PDF, 124.98 KB)
Data requests – terms of reference (PDF, 59.75 KB)
FIS leaflet and factsheet request form (DOC, 1 MB)


If you are running an event, service or organisation

If you are a practitioner running an event, service or organisation for children and/or families then please add your details to the Warwickshire Directory so we can provide this information to parents and to help advertise your activities:

Leaflets and factsheets

The FIS also produce a number of resources to help you in your work with children, young people and families.

The financial help factsheets are updated in May and November each year to ensure that the information is up to date and takes account of any changes to current government legislation.

To view our full range of publications visit the FIS leaflets and factsheets section on our FIS service page.

If you have any ideas for similar resources that you would find useful within your professional role, please contact the FIS and we will certainly consider your proposals.

Tell us what you think of FIS

Fill in our Schools and practitioners feedback form to let us know what you thing about our services for you and the families you support. Your feedback will help us to provide an even better service in the future.

Childcare Providers

Update your details

The family information service works with childcare providers to keep their records up to date and to ensure their information is sent out to families in Warwickshire. If you are a childcare provider in Warwickshire you can login to your account to update your details at any time

For support logging in, get in touch with FIS 0845 090 8044.

Family Information Service – resources for practitioners was last updated on April 19, 2016.