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10 stress busters

If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause. The most unhelpful thing you can do is turn to something unhealthy to help you cope, such as smoking or drinking. "In…

Additional Financial Support through Covid-19 support

Working parents or carers who are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours free childcare but have temporarily fallen below the minimum income requirement as a result of the pandemic will continue to receive financial support until 31 October 2020.  Please view the GOV.UK website…

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most…

Anger and aggressive behaviour

Aggressive behaviour is when a child or young person reacts in hostile way towards peers, siblings or adults. It can include verbal and physical aggression. There are lots of reasons why your child or young person might be aggressive. They might be feeling anxious and…

Autism and Eating Difficulties

Some of our children have difficulties with swallowing or eating foods with particular texture, smells, colours, etc. Refusing to eat certain food, having meltdowns or showing other behaviours during meals, or gagging and vomiting around certain foods can be very difficult. A healthy diet A…

Baby and toddler safety

Each year 40,000 under-fives are admitted to hospital following accidents, and lots of these accidents are preventable. Here's how to protect your baby or toddler from some of the commonest accidents that affect young children. Choking Suffocation Strangulation Falls in babies Falls in toddlers Poisoning Burns…

Benefits & financial advice for carers

Caring for someone can affect you financially as you may lose earnings or have to spend your own money to care for people. There may be a number of benefits, which you could be entitled to as a carer.  The person you care for may…

Benefits and Benefits Advice

Benefits can be a very complex area simply because what you are entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances. What one person is entitled to can be very different from another person even though on the surface, it may look like they have similar…

Breakfast and After School Clubs

After school clubs are clubs which provide children with a range of activities at the end of the school day. These clubs may be run by schools themselves, on the school site, or they may be run by private or voluntary organisations. Some schools and…

Care and Support

Caring for a child with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) can put a lot of strain on parents and families as a whole. Many families will need some help and support at different times. As a parent of a  child or young person with…
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