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Advice and Support for Children and Families

If you’re looking for help with parenting, bullying, bereavement, money and benefits, or anything else that affects you and your family, here are details of local and national services that can help. If you are looking for help in relation to a child or young…

Deprivation of Liberty, DoLS & Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

Deprivation of Liberty mean taking away a person's freedom to do things that they want to do and to live where they want to live. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) were introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005, to protect people who lack mental capacity.…

Housing, Financial and Legal Services for Children and Families

Here you will find details of services offering support with consumer advice, finances, rights and legal matters and housing issues that may be affecting you and your children. You can browse the categories or use the search box for details of services available.  If you would…

Keeping Children Safe during community activities, after-school clubs and youth centres - Voluntary Code of Guidance leaflets

These guides will help parents and carers choose a safe out-of-school setting for their children to attend. ‘Children’ refers to people who have not yet reached their 18th birthday. Keeping Children Safe leaflets: Keeping children safe: code of practice (publishing.service.gov.uk) - Keeping Children Safe during Community…

SEND Support resources for pupils/students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

This webpage has been created to give Teachers and SENCos within Schools and Parents/Carers easy access to revelant information and resources to support young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Please click on the headings below for information and resources relevant to that subject…

Staying Safe for Children and Families

Here you will find details of services offering advice for parents, children and young people about safety in the home, outdoors and on the internet. You can browse the categories or use the search box for details of services available.  If you would like more information to help you…

Sun safety advice

Advice for adults and children on sun protection, including: sunscreen clothing eczema  sunburn moles What sun protection factor (SPF) should I use? Sunscreen is not an alternative to covering up with suitable clothing and seeking shade, but it does offer additional protection if applied correctly.…

Top tips for raising a child with a learning disability or difficulty

Self esteem Quality time Boundaries Clear communication Self care Acknowledge your feelings Supportsiblings Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust - Children videos.