Grow with us so we can grow for you

The Raising Children website was launched in May 2006 after about nine months in the making. While nine months can feel like an eternity to some (especially those who are pregnant!) it’s not a lot of time to develop a truly national, quality-assured, comprehensive parenting website of uncompromising quality.

What you see on this website today is where we’re starting from.

We would never expect parents to be perfect and we don’t claim that this website is perfect either – at least not on day one.

While you use this site over the coming weeks and months, please remember that it’s a work-in-progress. We're proud of what we have achieved so far but we also have a three-year strategy for improvements and developments – and we need your feedback to help us make this website the resource you want it to be.

Help us make this website great

If you see something on the Raising Children website that you like or don’t like, or if you feel that something is missing, please let us know.

You can tell us what you think by:

  • Taking the poll on this page
  • Completing our questionnaire – it takes just five minutes
  • Providing feedback or rating specific articles (look for the feedback area at the bottom of most pages)

We hope this website makes your role as a parent or carer a little easier, and we look forward to growing with you and your family while you grow with us.

Divonne Holmes à Court, Warren Cann and June McLoughlin
Executive Members of the Raising Children Network
May 2006


  • Last updated or reviewed 18-01-2013