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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…

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…

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…

Activities

If you are looking for things to do as a family or activities for your child, you can find the information you need here. Browse the categories or use the keyword search. Torbay Family Information Service collects information on a range of activities including sports, music, arts and crafts,…

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…

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…

Transition - moving on from Primary School to Secondary School for a child with SEND

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any child and can be especially a child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). It is vital to start planning for the move well in advance, whilst your child is in Yr 5.…

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…

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…

The Education Heath and Care (EHC) needs assessment process

An Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is the process whereby the Local Authority (LA) investigate a child’s special educational needs to decide whether the child needs support through an EHC plan.