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Crime, the law and victims of crime

If you have directly or indirectly been a victim of crime there are many ways which this may affect you.  For some people certain emotions such as anger or fear are common, with others they may not feel this way, or may not feel anything…

Drugs, alcohol and substance misuse

Many parents worry that their children may be smoking, drinking or using drugs.  Prevention is better than cure - don't let your children see you smoke, drink or take drugs - your example is crucial. If you find out that your child has or may…

Antenatal support

When you first learn that you're pregnant, get in touch with a midwife or GP as soon as possible so that you can start your antenatal (pregnancy) care. This will also help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your…

Tutoring

Parents and carers may employ a tutor for their child or children for a variety of reasons: to help with their school work; to improve their grades; to learn a musical instrument; other extracurricular activity (e.g. sports coaching and drama); accompaniment on musical instruments. You…

Bullying

Bullying is a frightening experience. It can isolate and damage a young person's self-confidence. Some ongoing bullying can have negative long-term effects on children, leading to depression and even suicidal thoughts and actions. School days are a time when the influence of other children is…

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to help build your confidence, improve your skills, meet new people as well as gaining valuable experiences. There are many organisations and volunteering projects available within Redbridge which rely on individuals who are willing to get involved, so whatever your…

Divorce and separation

Divorce and separation can be very painful and distressing. But if you have recently separated from your partner, or your children are trying to adjust to a new family, you’re not alone. Family change is all around – more than one in four children in…

Local job centres

Job Centre Plus is a government agency supporting people of working age from welfare into work, and helping employers to fill their vacancies. Their aims are to: help more people into paid work help employers fill their vacancies, and give people of working age the…

Just for dads (parenting)

Being a dad is a big job. You’re like a hero to your child and there’s no time off. They want you there to steady their bike, help them with homework, play football, read stories and make them laugh. The more you are there for…

Safety on the Internet

The internet is absolutely amazing! We live in a time where we do so many things on line; keep in touch with relatives who live far away, watch catch-up TV and even buy the weekly shopping. However, there are new risks that we all need to be…
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