Helpful and interesting websites

The Internet is a wonderful source of education, advice and shopping!

While you’re online, here are some sites you may find interesting…

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Internet Info

www.ask.co.uk Ask Jeeves – ask any question and be guided to an appropriate website
www.thegoodwebguide.co.uk Independent reviews of the very best sites online for gardening, food, money etc.
www.childnet.com Parents guide to the dangers of chatrooms
www.adviceguide.org.uk If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam or suspect one.
www.theigroup.co.uk UK Business search
www.iwf.org.uk The UK Hotline for reporting illegal content.
Specifically: Child sexual abuse content hosted worldwide and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK

General

www.nhs.uk/carersdirect National information, advice and support service for carers in England
www.hiringhelp.co.uk Helps show you where to find and hire all types of help around the home
www.theguardian.com/uk Not just the Guardian online, but loads of info on parents, schools, shopping, eating
out – you name it!
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk Canoeing our canals and rivers is a great day out for the family
www.raceforlife.org You are invited to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

Race for Life is the UK’s largest women only fundraising event, where women of all ages come together to raise money and walk, jog or run 5K to help Cancer Research UK beat cancer. And with 262 Race for Life events taking place all over the UK, there is bound to be one near you. So please accept this invitation to enter Race for Life and invite every woman you know to take part too

www.nationalfamilyweek.co.uk National Family Week is a new national celebration of family and family life, encouraging families to play, learn, eat, read, be active and – most importantly – to spend quality time together.
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk OneFree and impartial money advice, set up by government
www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc One for the kids. Go to the www.bbc.co.uk home page for all BBC info (news, education
and entertainment.)
www.oxfam.org.uk See projects around the world help relieve poverty and create opportunity in the poorest countries

Parenting

www.kidsbehaviour.co.uk Website offering tips and advice in relation to kids’ behaviour
www.theparentconnection.org.uk Website offering advice regarding parenting after a separation or divorce
www.capt.org.uk Good practical accident prevention advice
www.gingerbread.org.uk Gingerbread – the leading support organisation for lone parent families in the UK.
www.kidscape.org.uk Kidscape is the registered charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse
www.nspcc.org.uk Child’s Voice Appeal, NSPCC Childline for confidential advice
www.bullying.co.uk Help and advice for victims of bullying
www.PregnantinBrighton.co.uk For your pregnancy journey in Brighton and surrounding areas
www.familylives.org.uk Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. Open seven days a week through our free Parentline. Call 0808 800 2222, email, or live chat with a trained support worker or share your story on their forums.
www.fnf.org.uk Website for UK Charity ‘Families Need Fathers’

Back to Work

www.babylaw.co.uk Employment law advice and solutions to individuals suffering from disadvantage or detrimental treatment in the workplace resulting from pregnancy or childbirth

Health

www.patient.co.uk A site with leaflets on a variety of children’s health conditions
www.eczema.org The National Eczema Society page. The NES offer support, advice and information to eczema sufferers
www.eatwell.gov.uk Food Standards Agency’s practical healthy eating for children
www.healthline.com Search for clinical trials in an area for a specific medical condition
www.rehab4addiction.co.uk Free helpline for alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health problems
www.re-solv.org Information about Solvent and Volatile Substance Abuse
www.counselling-directory.org.uk Useful resource for those seeking support or general advice about counselling
www.immunisation.dh.gov.uk Contains an MMR Information Pack for Health Professionals
www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk Association for Children with life-threatening or terminal conditions and their families

Education and Training

www.filmstreet.co.uk Combining video, interactive games and workshops, Film Street introduces children and teachers to the world of films and film making and inspires them to create their own films an animations
www.literacytrust.org.uk Babies and books, including the current view amongst researchers on a child’s success as a reader
www.cassioburycourt.com The A-Z Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Addiction
www.edugames4all.org Useful educational games that aim to teach pertinent issues in healthcare such as the importance of hand washing and responsible antibiotic use.
www.hope-education.co.uk Educational resources for literacy, numeracy, arts & craft, foreign language, science, outdoor learning tools and more.
www.teachingyourchild.org.uk Guidance on helping your child to learn
www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk Guidance on lifecoaching for families
www.ofsted.gov.uk/ School inspection and regulatory body
www.byteachers.org.uk Association of Teachers’ website
www.ehomework.co.uk A site dedicated to helping parents assist their children with homework
www.schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk A government site to find and research schools (including OFsted reports) and childcare / nurseries. Works on a postcode search.
www.learningspaceuk.co.uk Specialised products aiding child education
www.educators.co.uk Educators.co.uk is an independent and information-rich guide to private senior schools in the UK
www.dfes.gov.uk Department of Education home page with many useful links
www.lifelonglearning.co.uk DfES site packed with info on career development loans, individual learning accounts etc.
http://www.aceosa.co.uk Information for parents, kids & teachers on offsite venues for school trips & activities.
www.topmarks.co.uk Free educational site which includes classroom resources, homework helpers, education lesson plans
www.formswift.com Free educational site which includes education lesson plan template resources
www.wordpool.co.uk Word Pool – the UK children’s book site for parents, teachers and writers
www.icteachers.co.uk An organisation which offers website building, and hosting and free resources, for teachers
www.underfives.co.uk Underfives is an independent site based in the UK which promotes pre-school education
www.atschool.co.uk An internet resource for primary school children and teachers, including online activities
www.afasicengland.org.uk Developing speech and language
www.casenet.org.uk Advice on Adult Education
www.ace-ed.org.uk Advisory Centre for Education (ACE). Independent advice for  parents, covering topics like exclusion from school and bullying
www.schoolsnet.com The UK education site for parents, teachers, pupils and students, including every school
www.s-cool.co.uk Education site for students at school in the UK, including revision and teaching materials for GCSE’s
www.happychild.org.uk Project HappyChild – linking children all across the world through school networks

Pregnancy and Birth

www.nct.org.uk The NCT (also known as the National Childbirth Trust) is UK’s leading charity for parents. Every year they support over a million mums and dads through the incredible life changing experience of pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood. They offer antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents.
www.tamba.org.uk Twins and Multiple Birth Association homepage
www.twinsclub.co.uk A multiple-birth related site
www.designedfortwins.co.uk ideas and products for twins
www.nhs.uk/breastfeeding Useful videos, information, advice, and real life experiences to help guide you through the experience of breastfeeding
www.nhs.uk/planners Interactive pregnancy planner containing all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, and to make sure you get the care that’s right for you.
www.babynames.co.uk A site to help with choosing the name for your baby
www.babyworld.co.uk The leading UK website for information on pregnancy
www.bounty.com Pregnancy advice and support

Special Needs

www.cafamily.org.uk Helping families who care for children with any disability
www.isbi.com Independent School Search – Find and Compare Schools UK and Worldwide
www.downs-syndrome.org.uk Parents of Down’s Syndrome voluntary support group
www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk UK national organisation of disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents
www.mencap.org.uk The UK charity campaigning for equal rights for children and adults with a learning disability
www.ldalearning.com LDA Learning are in partnership with associations such as ADDISS, Nasen, Afasic, Dyslexia Action and the Dyspraxia Foundation. They have resources and expertise for parents and teachers which cover the following conditions: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, ADHD, Handwriting and Fine Motor skills, Gross Motor Skills.
www.natspec.org.uk/ Specialist College Directory and College Finder will show you where each college is located and how they can support your son or daughter.
www.autismparentingmagazine.com Magazine designed to help parents with autistic children
www.autism.org.uk/ UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. Information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
www.brainwave.org.uk Home based therapy programme for children with developmental delay, brain injury due to birth trauma, accident, genetic conditions or chromosome abnormalities
www.skybadger.co.uk Sky Badger website guides families of children with disabilities or life threatening illness to the support they may need
www.shinecharity.org.uk Information pages for the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
www.nasen.org.uk The National Association for Special Educational Needs

Childcare

www.openfamilyservices.org.uk Childcarelink home page for national and local childcare information.
www.nannyjob.co.uk A free childcare recruitment site for parents, nannies and all childcare professionals in the UK

Fostering and Adoption

www.baaf.org.uk The web site of Britain’s leading adoption and fostering organisation
www.adoptionuk.org

Adoption UK – supporting adoptive families before during and after adoption