What We Do

Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland. Parenting NI Freephone Helpline and other regional services, initially delivered by volunteers and now by trained staff, has helped thousands of parents, grandparents and others in a parenting role for over 4 decades.

Parenting NI is committed to supporting all parents and ensuring that their voices are heard whenever decisions are made that will affect them. We will continue to or endeavour to deliver a range of high quality support and services to meet parent's needs including:


Listening to you and offering reassurance on freephone 0808 8010 722.

Parental Participation
Allowing parents to have their say on issues affecting them.
Programmes and workshops for parents
Including the Odyssey, Parenting Your Teen programme.
Employee Wellbeing
Giving organisations the tools to support their parent employees.
Family Support Services

Support for families including Big Lottery funded Families Together and Dads Project.

Training for professionals working with parents and families.

Parenting NI firmly believes that the best and most effective way to support children is by supporting those who parent them.