Welcome to 'Ask Sherlock', Portsmouth's online directory of services, activities, community and voluntary groups in and around Portsmouth.
Ask Sherlock is a new online directory of services and positive activities for young people, parents, families and practitioners. The new directory combines and replaces some of the online service directories across Portsmouth City Council's Children's Services, including the Portsmouth Children's Trust's Children and Young People Services (CHYPS) Directory, the Portsmouth Connexions A-Z Directory and the Portsmouth CHAT Family Information Service directory.
We offer information on childcare, activities and services for families and children ages 0-19 years. If you are looking for childcare, activities for children and young people, want to work in childcare or looking for information on parenting classes, family support, health and a wide range of other information Portsmouth Chat can help you.
Our service also aims to support parents in finding out their employment rights. Whether you're interested in adoption, paternity or maternity leave or flexible working, we can tell you about the different possibilities, help you choose the best option and assist you with paperwork along the way.
We also offer an online estimator to help calculate Tax Credits and Childcare Employment Voucher entitlement.
If you have any questions or queries in relation to the above please contact Portsmouth's Family Information Service:
Telephone: 023 9268 8830
Address: Ask Sherlock, CHAT Family Information Service, Portsmouth City Council, Central Library, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX
If you have used Ask Sherlock and wish to leave feedback then simply click here. Your feedback is much appreciated in helping us improve the service we provide.
Add your organisation
To make 'Ask Sherlock' a more comprehensive source of information for Portsmouth we need your help. If you are a member of a club or society or represent an organisation and would like to be listed in our directory, add your organisation by filling in the online form on the home page 'New entry'. Please read our terms and conditions before considering adding your service. All submitted forms are subject to approval from the 'Ask Sherlock' support team before appearing live in the directory.
Although we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the entries as this is the responsibility of the service providing the information, we do try to ensure that details are current and relevant. Portsmouth City Council does not endorse or recommend entries in the directory see Terms and Conditions.
If you are under the age of 18, you need a responsible adult in your organisation to agree that you can enter the information, before adding your organisation's details to 'Ask Sherlock'.
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by phone: 023 9268 8830.