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  1. 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…
  2. 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…
  3. LGBT families

    If you are seeking support and information to help you and your family there are various local and national organisations providing information, support and referral services for lesbians and gay men from all backgrounds throughout the UK.   LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
  4. Your child's development

    On this page you will find some useful information on your child's development, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.
  5. Young parents

    Raising a child is never easy - but it can be especially hard when you are a young parent and your friends are having fun and only have themselves to worry about. There may be times when you are struggling and need support or simply want…
  6. Places to go for families

    If you are looking for fun days out or somewhere to go with your family or friends, please see this section for a range of ideas. Looking for things to do for the family? Visit the Things to do section to find details of farms, leisiure centres,…
  7. Healthy eating for teens

    As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes - changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.    By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy…
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