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Bruising in non-mobile infants - protecting children

The West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has produced a leaflet on bruising in young babies.  This leaflet (PDF 899KB) has been developed across the 4 Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) areas of Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to reassure and explain the protocol…

Bullying

Warning signs Running away, non-attendance at school, other learning and behavioural difficulties for no obvious reason. Your child has injuries with no feasible explanation for them.  You should investigate if a child: is frightened of walking to or from school doesn't want to go on the…

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…

Don't shake the baby

“I thought I couldn’t manage. She cried all the time, I was exhausted and nothing worked. I felt such a failure. I got so angry with her I felt like shaking her to stop her noise. I had no idea how much that could hurt…

Grandparents

Being a grandparent is a special role which can be very rewarding. This section of the directory aims to provide you with support and advice in your relationships as a grandparent.  Some grandparents are also carers for their grandchildren and may have parental responsibility. There are…

How speech and language develop

It isn't always easy to tell if a child has a speech or language difficulty.  If you're concerned and your child is not yet at school, contact your health visitor for advice. If your child goes to nursery or preschool, talk to staff there – they…

KIDS eLearning

In April 2013, KIDS launched a new eLearning package for parents and carers, aimed at explaining the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how they may impact on their family life. KIDS is the charity that works with disabled children, young people and their families. As…

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…

Parenting and family support - general advice

"Some of my friends moan that their parents are too busy for them, but my mum's great - she always finds time to talk to us about stuff and makes us feel special - I know I can talk to her about anything." Action Be involved…

Paying for childcare - Help for lone parents

Work preparation support Work preparation support is provided by Job Centre Plus for getting people back into work. A lone parent, whose youngest child is under 16, and is either not working or is working under 16 hours a week, can get help under this scheme. There…
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