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Information for professionals

Although visitors to this website can access any information they are interested in, this section has been created with professionals in mind. Are you a professional supporting families, caring for children or young people, or providing a services that are available to them? We would…

Information for Social Workers and Foster Carers

From September 2018, children in foster care will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare giving foster families the same support as other families. This note helps social workers and foster parents understand the background to 30 hours free childcare and how it will work…

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

If you are unemployed, or work less than 16 hours a week, you may be entitled to claim JSA while you are looking for a job. You must sign a Jobseeker’s Agreement at your local Jobcentre Plus detailing what steps you will take to find…

Junior ISA

A junior ISA is a permanently tax-free savings or investment wrapper aimed at encouraging families to save for their children's futures. Any money you put in one will be locked away until your child's 18th birthday, when it becomes their cash, and will become a…

Keeping Children Safe Online

Download the leaflet to find out how to keep you child safe online.

Kick-it stop smoking service

Kick It’s stop smoking advisors can provide you with six, free, weekly sessions of help and support to get you through the hardest part of quitting. You can expect top quality advice on medications that can help you (which you’ll get on prescription) along with…

The Local Healthy Schools Partnership

Healthier children do better in learning and in life. By enabling children and young people to make positive changes to their behaviour regarding health and wellbeing, schools help them reach their full potential in terms of achievement and fulfilment. They can also encourage good habits…

Local Parenting Support

Parenting can be challenging at times, but there is lots of help available if you know where to look. Useful links The links below provide examples of some additional support for parents and their children. Ace-ed provide independent advice to parents/carers of children in state-funded schools…

Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 for each baby that does not have to be repaid. If you need help with the cost of buying essential items for a new baby, this grant could help you.…

Mental Health

Looking after your mental health, your mood and your emotional wellbeing is every bit as important as taking care of yourself physically. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder are common. One in four adults will experience some kind of mental health…
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