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NSPCC: Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The following video has been made independently to reflect the experiences of a children who have undergone FGM. Please note some of the content is disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. <p></p><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" style="width:425px; height:344px;" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/04qAO5ZzZdY?version=3&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0" /><param value="transparent" /></object> The NSPCC FGM helpline is…

Parent and Toddler Groups

These groups provide places where parents or carers can take 0 - 5 year olds to enjoy play activities and meet others. Parents or carers must stay with the children. The groups can also offer support and advice for parents. Like playgroups, parent/carer and toddler…

Physical activity guidelines for children and young people

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Young People is an NHS Choices information page. To stay healthy or to improve health, children and young people need to do three types of physical activity each week: aerobic, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activity. The amount of physical activity you…

Physical activity guidelines for children under 5

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children (under 5) is a NHS Choices information page. Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Parents will find the website useful to: learn how much physical activity is the…

Postnatal Depression

The ‘baby blues’ The ‘baby blues’ describes feelings of tearfulness, anxiety and irritability that many women experience 3 or 4 days after giving birth. These feelings are common and usually only last for a few days. Postnatal depression Around 1 in 10 mothers develop postnatal…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Resources to Support Schools in Promoting Pupil Health and Wellbeing

The following are useful resources to support schools in promoting pupil health and wellbeing within and outside the school curriculum.

Somebody Else's Child: A video guide to private fostering

The following video has been made independently and offers a guide to private fostering for professionals working with children. <iframe width="425" height="344" aria-label="a guide to private fostering for professionals working with children" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dAgI2qrdyxE" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> More information For advice or information…

Speech and Language Drop-In Advice Sessions

The Speech and Language Therapy Service provide drop-in advice sessions across the Borough.Sessions are mainly for families who would like advice or who have any concerns about their child's speech or language development.For more information and leaflets, please see the documents under 'Downloads'. Please contact your…

Top tips for looking after little teeth

This leaflet has tips for parents and carers for looking after their child's teeth. It talks about: toothbrushing food and drinks going to the dentist. You can also find the leaflet under 'Downloads'.