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National Websites

National Websites
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The websites below are great for learning and support. We've tried to collate them into a list of resources suitable for parents and carers.

 
Accident Prevention

Child Accident Prevention Trust
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is dedicated to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents
Click here to view Child Accident Prevention Trust

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Providing information, advice, resources and training, is actively involved in the promotion of safety in all areas of life - at work, in the home, and on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on or near water.
Click here to view Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

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Allergies

Allergy UK
Information and support to sufferers and their families. Leaflets, fact sheets and regular newsletters are available. In addition they run a help line and support groups throughout the country.
Click here to view Allergy UK

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Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding Network
Aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others. They run a service that automatically connects you to your local Breastfeeding Supporter
Click here to view Breastfeeding Network

The La Leche League
The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother
Click here to view The La Leche League

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Child Development

Coram Family
Works with deprived & disadvantaged children in order to help them reach their full potential
Click here to view Coram Family

Save The children
Long-term development and prevention work to help children, their families and communities to be self-sufficient. We learn from the reality of children's lives and campaign for solutions to the problems they face.
Click here to view Save The children

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Childcare

Daycare Trust
Runs a helpline for parents with general childcare queries. Their web site contains information on childcare options and details of financial support available to pay for childcare.
Click here to view Daycare Trust

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)
PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years - a standard-setting organisation, promoting best practice and supporting childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning.
Click here to view Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

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Childhood Education

British Association for Early Child Education
Publishes a series of leaflets for parents covering child development. Their web site also provides a number of interesting articles online.
Click here to view British Association for Early Child Education

Schoolzone
Said to be one of the biggest and most used web sites in the UK. It has up to 600,000 users month and can reach teachers, parents, students, businesses and schools/LEAS.
Click here to view Schoolzone

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Children's Learning

Childrens BBC
The national children's BBC website
Click here to view Childrens BBC

Enchanted Learning
Full of play and educational ideas for you and your children. You can use these ideas to have fun learning together.
Click here to view Enchanted Learning

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Communication

The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 120 specialist
voluntary sector agencies providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and
support services working with women, men and children who are
victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
Click here to view The Survivors Trust

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Family Support

Action for children
Action for Childen works to improve the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people
Click here to view Action for children

Counselling Directory
A website that allows you to search for a local Counselling service. Counselling Directory only lists qualified/registered counsellors and psychotherapists.
Click here to view Counselling Directory

Home Start (UK)
Home-Start is the UK's leading family support organisation for families with children in the 5+ age group. Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes. By doing so they represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult.
Click here to view Home Start (UK)

Life Coach Directory: Parent Coaching
Life Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to family coaching.

Life Coach Directory's Parent Coaching page focuses on what their parent coaches can offer you; you can then use their search function to find help locally. All Life Coach Directory's coaches are qualified and recommended by them.
Click here to view Life Coach Directory: Parent Coaching

Net Mums
Founded in 2000 Netmums is the UK's fastest-growing online parenting organisation with over 840,000 members, mostly mums. Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers. The local sites are backed by a wealth of parenting articles that start with pregnancy and follow through each stage of childhood helping mums to enjoy a happy and healthy family life
Click here to view Net Mums

One plus one
Working for the well being of couples and their families
Click here to view One plus one

The Centre for Separated Families

This is a national charity that works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children. Their services are available to parents who are caring for their children alone, those who are sharing care and those who have no contact with their children. Parents, carers, grandparents or anyone else with concerns about family separation are welcome.
Click here to view The Centre for Separated Families


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Fun

Family Holiday Association
A national charity dedicated to providing holidays for deprived families
Click here to view Family Holiday Association

Sound-Association Fun Apps
Designed for young children these apps improve concentration and listening skills; support effective language and communication development. There are a number of similar applications available for practically every device - search for "sound flashcards" or "sound touch" on your application store.
Click here to view Sound-Association Fun Apps

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Health

Hynotherapy Directory
This site provides a hypnotherapy support network enabling those in distress to find a hypnotherapist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free confidential service and will provide those seeking support with all the information they need. Every hypnotherapist on the site who has submitted their profile has either identified their qualifications and insurance or are registered with a professional body.
This site might be particularly useful for anyone who wishes to give up smoking.
Click here to view Hynotherapy Directory

Institute of Childrens Health
Through its innovative research and its high-quality training programmes, the Institute of Child Health has created a world-class centre for the study and treatment of childhood disease. Together with Great Ormond Street Hospital, it has made a major contribution to the health and well-being of children and their families worldwide
Click here to view Institute of Childrens Health

International Association of Infant Massage
Promotes nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected.
Click here to view International Association of Infant Massage

Kids Teeth
Provides a parent's guide to looking after their children's teeth. It includes some very useful tips on how to encourage regular brushing.
Click here to view Kids Teeth

NHS Birth to Five Information Site
A new interactive online Birth to Five website has been launched. Birth to Five online is one of the latest additions to NHS Choices and features 150 pages of NHS-accredited information, videos and interactive tools, providing parents with information on becoming a parent, taking care of themselves and their child and how to access practical help and support.
Click here to view NHS Birth to Five Information Site

Nutritionist Resource
A website to provide the UK with a huge nutrition support network, enabling those in need to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs.

This is a free, confidential service that provides those seeking support with all the information they need. Every nutritionist on the site has been check for their qualifications and insurance and/or is registered with a professional body.
Click here to view Nutritionist Resource

Patient UK
Information on health, self help and patient support groups. Also provides a directory of websites and provides NHS information.
Click here to view Patient UK

The National Asthma Campaign
Provides education and support to people with asthma. They run a helpline staffed by asthma specialist nurses and can put you in touch with local support volunteers.
Click here to view The National Asthma Campaign

The National Eczema Society
Dedicated to helping people with eczema and their families
Click here to view The National Eczema Society

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Information & Support

CBeebies Grown-Ups
Fun activities for children and support for parents, from the BBC. An attractive website packed full of resources.
Click here to view CBeebies Grown-Ups

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
The CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

CEOP has information relevant to keeping your child safe online. There are articles for parents and carers on their homepage and on the Education tab.
Click here to view Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

KidAround Magazine
A magazine for families with children aged 0-12 years. It is full of information, articles and what's on locally and across Essex.
Click here to view KidAround Magazine

Netmums.com
A dedicated website for mums of babies, toddlers and school age children.
Click here to view Netmums.com

UK & Ireland Directory of Counselling and Psychotherapy
A directory listing counsellorsand psychotherapists in the UK.  Useful resource for those seeking emotional support or emotional healing.  Searchable on region, town, postcode, agency or practitioner name. Searches can be refined to help find a suitable practitioner based on factors such as skills, way of working or organisational accreditation.
Click here to view UK & Ireland Directory of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Working Parents Childcare
This page from the Netmums website gives information on out of school clubs (breakfast and after school) and holiday clubs and playschemes.
Click here to view Working Parents Childcare

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Lone Parent

Gingerbread
A national support organisation for lone parent families in England & Wales
Click here to view Gingerbread

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Money Matters

The Money Advice Service

Helping you make the most of your money

Whatever the situation with your finances, it's good to know you're on top of things and are making the most of what you have.
The Money Advice Service is here to help. It offers clear and unbiased money advice and information to help you make the most of your money, whatever your circumstances - and it's free.

The Money Advice Service is independent and unbiased - so it won't recommend any particular products or try to sell you anything.

The health check is the Money Advice Service's new online money planner. In less than ten minutes you can get a personal action plan which identifies the top three things you can do to make the most of your money right now, and to plan for future goals.

Over the phone

Call 0300 500 5000 and speak to a Money Adviser for unbiased advice on your money issues (call rates may vary).


About the Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service is independent. It was set up by government and is funded by a levy on the financial services industry.

Get started and do the health check today
Money Advice Service Health Check

 


Click here to view The Money Advice Service

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Parenting

BBC Parenting
This site provides information from things to play and do, baby learning, childcare, A to Z of support services, child health, hints and tips written by parents for parents and more www.bbc.co.uk/health/parenting
Click here to view BBC Parenting

Childrens project
Supporting parents in caring for their children
Click here to view Childrens project

Daycare Trust
Provides a helpline for parents with general childcare queries. Their web site contains information on childcare options and details of financial support available to pay for childcare.
Click here to view Daycare Trust

Mad Mums
Pregnancy and parenting advice web site, a web based community and discussion forum  for parents of all ages and backgrounds
Click here to view Mad Mums

Parentline Plus
A source of help before a problem becomes a crisis! They provide help and information to anyone looking after a child including parenting courses
Click here to view Parentline Plus

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Post Natal Illness

Association of Post Natal Illness
Offers advice and support to women suffering from postnatal depression. This support can include putting you in contact with other women who have previously suffered from postnatal depression
Click here to view Association of Post Natal Illness

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Pregnancy

Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)
Aims to raise public and professional awareness of pre-eclampsia, improve care and ease or prevent physical and emotional suffering caused by the condition
Click here to view Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)

National Childbirth Trust
Offering support in childbirth, pregnancy & early parenthood
Click here to view National Childbirth Trust

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Smoking Cessation

Giving Up Smoking
Giving up smoking requires preparation, determination, and support. And this site is here to help you with each of these. If you're thinking about giving up, have a look in
Click here to view Giving Up Smoking

Quit Smoking UK
The UK's online community for quitting smokers by quitting smokers
Click here to view Quit Smoking UK

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Special Needs

Additional Needs
Provides information, activities and resources for teachers, pupils, parents and others who have an interest in additional needs
Click here to view Additional Needs

AFASIC
Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers
Click here to view AFASIC

Autism Independent UK
Society For The Autistically Handicapped. The Society exists to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment. The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism.
Click here to view Autism Independent UK

Contact a Family
UK charity helping children with special needs &/or disabilities
Click here to view Contact a Family

Deaf Parenting Project
Set up to improve information and resources for deaf and hard of hearing parents. They also run a thriving Deaf parenting email group that you can join through the web site
Click here to view Deaf Parenting Project

Disabled Parents Network
Run by disabled parents, their allies and family members, disabled people who would like to be parents in the future and others who are already grandparents. They offer a telephone helpline, a support network across the country and a quarterly newsletter for members.
Click here to view Disabled Parents Network

I CAN
The national educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties.
Click here to view I CAN

Sense
National charity for children and adults who are both deaf and blind
Click here to view Sense

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