Who we are
We are a partnership of 2 South West Local Authorities (LAs), bordering on each other –
• Bristol City Council
• South Gloucestershire Council
Section 12 of the Childcare Act 2006 requires all local authorities to provide information on childcare, services, facilities, or publications of benefit to parents and prospective parents, children and young people up to the age of 20, or 25 with additional needs.
What is 1BD (1BigDatabase)
It is a FREE, comprehensive directory of family services in and around Bristol, and South Glos. Where no local information can be sourced we list national organisations.
As well as childcare and activities, there is support, advice, and guidance for children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals on issues such as addictions, child protection, benefit advice, domestic abuse, mediation, grants and funding, legal advice, arts & leisure.
We encourage organisations to add and update their own information on their service and/or events, and email us news items that we can post on the site. Data is “owned” by the organisations and individuals who create or update the information, or it is “public domain”, eg: from a website open to the public.
We know that however comprehensive we try to be, there’s always something missing – but that’s where you come in – TELL US if you can’t find something and we’ll do our best to find it for you and add it to 1BD for the future