A synthesis of findings from previous research which has recognised that families from minority ethnic communities have, in some respects, different approaches to parenting and different needs than those from the ethnic majority. In addition individuals and families from these communities are less likely to access preventative or universal services due to a range of barriers and a lack of trust in the current level of provision. As a result minority ethnic familes experience inequalities in relation to accessing family and parenting services. The report looks in detail at British South Asian and Hindu families who comprise the largest South Asian communities in Britain. It examines the barriers that exist which discourage parents from accessing services and provides examples of best practice inititatives in Britain and overseas.