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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Active lifestyles

You don't have to be a sporty type to be active. Going for a walk, doing the housework or carrying the shopping are all effective. Just putting a bit more effort into physical tasks and relying less on labour saving devices is an excellent start.…

Help towards childcare costs

There are many different schemes and grants available to parents for help towards childcare costs. Help is available for Free Childcare and Education, Working Parents and Students Parents.

Community centres

On this page you will find some useful information on community centres, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Private education

On this page you will find some useful information on private education, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.
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