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Children and young people

It is important to manage your finances well when you have children. In these pages you can get help with budgeting for children and managing your family’s finances. There is also advice and help for grandparents.

If you are a young person, you will find useful information about your family rights and responsibilities. This includes what happens if you become a parent or want to get married.

Young people and family

Rights of children and young people on family matters including adoption, getting married and the rights of parents under 16.

Parent's guide to money

Link to Money Advice Service guidance on budgeting for the cost of children, benefits and tax credits for families, employment rights of parents, tips on borrowing.

Grandparents – advice and support

Link to the Grandparents' Association website giving information for grandparents who have caring responsibilities for their grandchildren, or an interest in their welfare or educational needs. Also offers help to grandparents who are about to lose or have lost contact with their grandchildren.