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Childcare and Early Education in Redbridge

Are you looking for childcare but not sure where to begin? Choosing the right childcare for your child can make a real difference, whether it’s due to returning to work, attending training, or simply meeting other parents and children. As a parent or carer, it…

Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding

Whether it's your first baby or your fourth, it’s ok to ask for help and information about breastfeeding and infant feeding. Why not come along to a group where you can receive practical support, advice and solutions in a relaxed environment?   Additional support can be found…

Parenting

Your job as a parent is one of the most important there is - and unlike many other jobs it doesn’t come with training or a handbook! All parents need advice and guidance at some point when they are bringing up their children and you…

Money for families on benefits or low incomes

On this page you will find some useful information on money for families on benefits or low incomes, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation is a form of abuse which involves children (male and female, of different ethnic origins and of different ages) receiving something in exchange for sexual activity. Perpetrators of sexual exploitation are found in all parts of the country and are not restricted…

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…

Domestic Abuse

Everyone has the right to live free from abuse and fear.  If you are experiencing domestic abuse you may feel frightened, alone and confused.  Please know that you are not to blame and you are not alone. Help and support is available. Domestic abuse can be threatening…

Babysitting

All parents deserve some time-out from the kids, to enjoy the company of their partner (you might actually get to finish a conversation!), have an uninterrupted meal (cooked by someone else, of course) or just a nice glass of wine at the pub. But not…

Looked after children (children in care)

What does “looked after children” mean? The term “Looked After” was introduced by the Children Act 1989 and refers to children and young people: under the age of 18 who live away from their parents or family are supervised by a social worker from the…

Advice on becoming a single parent (Family Lives)

Becoming a single parent can be a very overwhelming and stressful time in your life as you face having to raise your children on your own without the support from your partner. Most of us don’t plan to bring up children on our own but…
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