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Bullying: advice for parents

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there's lots you can do to help tackle the problem. Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents. If you find…

Childcare

Childcare is available in Torbay through a variety of providers including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, school nurseries and out of school care such as breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs and holiday play schemes. For more information about types of childcare, have a look at our Childcare…

Childcare Choices

Choosing the best childcare is important for you and your child and you need to feel confident about the type of childcare that you choose. The type of childcare that best suits you and your child will depend on the reasons you need childcare, the…

The Education Heath and Care (EHC) needs assessment process

The EHC needs assessment process takes up to 20 weeks from start to finish. This process starts as soon as the Local Authority (LA) has recieved a request for an EHC needs assessment from: the parent of a child or young person under the age…

Get active your way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine. The amount of activity you need…

Helping your child live with kidney disease

Having kidney disease affects children in many ways. They may need to take medicines and alter their diet, and can also face challenges at school. It's natural to worry if you have a child with kidney disease. Parents often have questions about their child's health. This page answers…

How to involve your child in being healthy

Children are more likely to keep to a healthy lifestyle if it's made fun for them. Here are some ideas for how to help them prepare, and even cook, their own meals and choose activities they enjoy. As a general rule, children should aim to include in…

Information and support for Parent Carers

What is a Parent Carer? A Parent Carer is - A person aged 18 or over who provides or intends to provide care for a disabled child for whom the person has parental responsibility. When your child turns 18, although you will no longer be…

Resources for understanding and supporting Children and Young People with Autism

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how people communicate and interact with others. Autism affects people in different ways. But most autistic people see, hear and experience the world differently from people without autism. Autistic people may be given a diagnosis of autism spectrum…

Services and support for new parents

NHS services for new parents Local authority services for parents Local advice centres Websites, helplines and other support for parents Parent and baby groups             NHS services for new parents Registering your baby with a GP Register your baby with your…