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5-in-1 vaccine: side effects

The 5-in-1 vaccine is very safe but, as with all medicines, a few babies will have side effects. In general, side effects are mild and short-lived. Most babies won't have any problems at all. Common reactions to the 5-in-1 The side effects that are most often…

8 key times to quit smoking

Research shows that most smokers get motivated to quit very suddenly, spurred into action by a specific event, milestone or resolution. Did you know? Smokers who use their local stop smoking service are up to four times more likely to successfully stop smoking for good.…

8 tips to look after yourself with asthma

As well as taking your regular asthma medication, find out what else you can do to reduce your symptoms and your risk of having an asthma attack. If you've been diagnosed with asthma and you've been given regular preventive and reliever therapy (usually in the…

Abortion: what happens

If you've decided to have an abortion, here's what you can expect.   If you are unable or do not wish to continue with a pregnancy, your GP or a doctor at a sexual health clinic will refer you to a clinic or hospital for an assessment. This is also where…

Abortion: where to go

If you're pregnant and considering an abortion, find out who to talk to and where and when an abortion can take place. If you're not sure whether you're pregnant, find out about doing a pregnancy test. How do I get an abortion? You need to be referred by…

About the Local Offer

The Local Offer is a requirement for the local authority to publish information about what provision it expects will be available for children and young people with SEN aged 0 – 25 years, both within and outside their local area. The local offer must include…

Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while you are in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home. You may…

Abuse in teenage relationships

Do you sometimes feel frightened, intimidated or controlled by your partner? Or do you constantly have to watch your behaviour in case they get angry? If so you're probably being abused. Controlling, abusive or violent behaviour is never OK in a relationship. You should feel…

Access Arrangements (help in exams)

Extra help or adjustments to exams are called 'Access Arrangements'. ‘Access Arrangements’ allow students with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access exams and show what they know and can do. However, 'Access Arrangements' are not allowed to give the student an unfair…

Accessibility Strategy

The Local Authority has a duty to produce an Accessibility Strategy which should outline how the LA intends to improve disabled access to those schools for which it is responsible and increase the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education…