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28 June 2017

Useful links

The Internet is a wonderful source of education, advice and shopping!
While you're on-line, here are some sites you may find interesting...

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.chatdanger.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.guardianunlimited.co.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.disabledparents
network.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


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