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Managing children's behaviour

I’d like to take you back to when your child was first born – do you remember those feelings of wonderment and awe? – That you could have produced such a beautiful baby? So what happened to those feelings when your child – older now…

Schools’ Parenting Toolkit - Tools and Resources

This section includes a range of tools for parent and family workers to use when assessing needs, planning support and reviewing progress; in addition to web links to local and national organisations that can support parents and families. The toolkit is divided into six sections,…

National Health Service

The NHS provides a wide range of general and emergency health services, most of which are free. There is also NHS 111, which is a confidential 24 hour helpline. NHS 111 can be contacted on 111. If you or someone close to you is feeling ill…


Sorting out Separation is a FREE online resource for people who are dealing with divorce or separation. It will: show you where to find reliable information, easy-to-use tools and specialist services on a range of topics help you focus on and deal with the most important…

Free School Meals

All children in YR, Y1 and Y2 are eligible for a free school meal. Children in other year groups may also be eligible for free school meals if you receive certain benefits. The criteria for free meals are listed on the City Council website which…

Looking for Work

CVs, Application Forms and Interviews Before you start your job search, it's good to get a decent CV together, as well as getting some practice filling out application forms and trying out your interview techniques. Our CV pages tell you all you need to know…

Children left alone and babysitting

Warning signs Parents who have little support. A child, who is often seen outside and all alone for long periods of time. Childcare arrangements that keep going wrong. Action If there is immediate risk of harm to a child, call the police. What to say…

Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

Speech, language and communication courses

Courses ECaT (Every Child a Talker) Speech and Language Universal Communication and Signing Language Intervention Team - Resource Base and Workshops« Back to category index

Work experience

Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed. A guide to Child…

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