Every birth in England must be registered in the district in which it takes place within 42 days of the date of birth.
Becoming a parent
Birth - registering
Registration - copy certificates
North Yorkshire County Council can provide copies of marriage certificates after the ceremony has taken place and copies of historical marriage certificates for family history research. Requests should be made to the registration office or church that issued the certificate, depending on where the records are kept at the time of the request.
Birth - certificate amendments
Re-registration of a birth may be required if there is a need to change the details of the original registration because of a change of circumstances. Corrections may be necessary if a mistake was made on the original registration. Both are carried out by the Register Office.
Information and advice to parents and carers looking for registered childcare, people thinking of going into childcare as a career or setting up as a provider, providers looking for training and funding options and employers looking at childcare solutions for their employees.
Fostering provides homes for children who are temporarily unable to live with their own families but who wish to maintain contact. Fostering may provide respite care or shared care for children with disabilities. Support is provided for the children, the foster carers and the family of the fostered children.
The County Council attempts to find adoptive homes for children who are no longer able to live in their own homes. The authority reviews applications from prospective adoptive parents to assess suitability. Ongoing support is provided for adopted children and their new families.