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Internet Info Independent reviews of the very best sites online for gardening, food, money etc. Better understanding Tech jargon Focusing on educating parents about safe media streaming with a gaming costs guide Parents guide to the dangers of chatrooms If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam or suspect one. 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 National information, advice and support service for carers in England Helps show you where to find and hire all types of help around the home Not just the Guardian online, but loads of info on parents, schools, shopping, eating
out – you name it! Train times and schedules for easy family travel Details financial assistance available to UK parents, from maternity pay and child benefit, right through to grants such as the Sure Start Grant and Health Start Vouchers Canoeing our canals and rivers is a great day out for the family 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 OneFree and impartial money advice, set up by government One for the kids. Go to the home page for all BBC info (news, education
and entertainment.) See projects around the world help relieve poverty and create opportunity in the poorest countries

Parenting Website offering tips and advice in relation to kids’ behaviour Website offering advice regarding parenting after a separation or divorce Good practical accident prevention advice Gingerbread – the leading support organisation for lone parent families in the UK. Kidscape is the registered charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse Help and advice for victims of bullying 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. Website for UK Charity ‘Car seats and Child safety in the car’ Website for UK Charity ‘Families Need Fathers’ Keeping children safe when they play outdoors’

Back to Work Employment law advice and solutions to individuals suffering from disadvantage or detrimental treatment in the workplace resulting from pregnancy or childbirth Baby sitting jobs and opportunities

Business grants for women entepreneurs

Returning to work – inspirational stories

Health A site with leaflets on a variety of children’s health conditions When skin cancer is caught early, it’s easier to treat. Learn more about what cancerous changes look like, how cancer is treated, and how you can protect yourself. The National Eczema Society page. The NES offer support, advice and information to eczema sufferers offers a free helpline dedicated to assisting people suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems in Sussex Useful information. Lung cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the world, killing an estimated 1.8 million people in 2018. Offers a free helpline dedicated to Mesothelioma Treatment Useful information about colds and flu and why infection is higher with children and babies Food Standards Agency’s practical healthy eating for children Search for clinical trials in an area for a specific medical condition Information about Solvent and Volatile Substance Abuse Useful resource for those seeking support or general advice about counselling Contains an MMR Information Pack for Health Professionals Association for Children with life-threatening or terminal conditions and their families

Education and Training Babies and books, including the current view amongst researchers on a child’s success as a reader Careers for people with disabilities Independent School Search – Find and Compare Schools UK and Worldwide The A-Z Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Addiction Useful educational games that aim to teach pertinent issues in healthcare such as the importance of hand washing and responsible antibiotic use. Educational resources for literacy, numeracy, arts & craft, foreign language, science, outdoor learning tools and more. Useful educational resources for all ages, including structured lessons and practical advice. Guidance on helping your child to learn Enhancing the lives of autistic individuals Guidance on lifecoaching for families Digital Resources for Students with Autism School inspection and regulatory body Association of Teachers’ website A site dedicated to helping parents assist their children with homework Specialised products aiding child education is an independent and information-rich guide to private senior schools in the UK Department of Education home page with many useful links DfES site packed with info on career development loans, individual learning accounts etc. Free educational site which includes classroom resources, homework helpers, education lesson plans Word Pool – the UK children’s book site for parents, teachers and writers An organisation which offers website building, and hosting and free resources, for teachers An internet resource for primary school children and teachers, including online activities Developing speech and language Advisory Centre for Education (ACE). Independent advice for  parents, covering topics like exclusion from school and bullying The UK education site for parents, teachers, pupils and students, including every school Education site for students at school in the UK, including revision and teaching materials for GCSE’s Project HappyChild – linking children all across the world through school networks Maths Chase is a completely free site where you can quickly test your times tables in a fun way.

Pregnancy and Birth 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. Twins and Multiple Birth Association homepage A multiple-birth related site ideas and products for twins breast feeding support group locations and advice Useful videos, information, advice, and real life experiences to help guide you through the experience of breastfeeding 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. A site to help with choosing the name for your baby Everything about Maternity from an experienced mother. Pregnancy advice and support

Special Needs Helping families who care for seniors with autism Helping families who care for children with any disability Parents of Down’s Syndrome voluntary support group UK national organisation of disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents The UK charity campaigning for equal rights for children and adults with a learning disability 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. Specialist College Directory and College Finder will show you where each college is located and how they can support your son or daughter. It is a step-by-step guide on how disabled individual can apply for a
grant and more A helpful Universal Credit guide Magazine designed to help parents with autistic children 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. Home based therapy programme for children with developmental delay, brain injury due to birth trauma, accident, genetic conditions or chromosome abnormalities Sky Badger website guides families of children with disabilities or life threatening illness to the support they may need Information pages for the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus The National Association for Special Educational Needs

Childcare A free childcare recruitment site for parents, nannies and all childcare professionals in the UK

Fostering and Adoption

Adoption UK – supporting adoptive families before during and after adoption