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Babies and children's healthy eating

Please find below information and tips on how to set healthy eating habits from the early years: Weaning to solids understanding-food-groups Overweight children aged 2 to 5 Healthy weight children - advice for parents Healthy recipes - guide for parents

Bereavement support

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time and the unexpected loss of a loved one due to coronavirus can be particularly distressing. Please visit the Council’s website for information, guidance and advice on deaths, funerals and bereavement. The Council have also created leaflets for families,…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

Child development

Babies and children change quickly, to help you understand the developmental steps your child will go through the NHS has created a timeline illustrating each of the steps, this can be found at via the link on the right.

Childhood health

The council funds free interactive classes to help you give your children the best start in life and make healthy changes to your family’s lifestyle. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) classes help you and your child become more active and healthier, and reach or maintain…

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Adolescent Health Children and young people with SEND Dental and oral health Nutrition and healthy eating Flu vaccination program Immunisations Healthwatch central…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Counselling services

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any…

COVID-19 - Information from the PHE

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