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Personal Budgets

Personal budgets are available for support which is individual to the child or young person. They allow parents and young people more choice and control over the support they receive. Personal budgets (some of which can be taken as a direct payment) are available to…

Physical activity guidelines for children and young people

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Young People is an NHS Choices information page. To stay healthy or to improve health, children and young people need to do three types of physical activity each week: aerobic, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activity. The amount of physical activity you…

Physical activity guidelines for children under 5

Physical Activity Guidelines for Children (under 5) is a NHS Choices information page. Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Parents will find the website useful to: learn how much physical activity is the…

Postnatal Depression

The ‘baby blues’ The ‘baby blues’ describes feelings of tearfulness, anxiety and irritability that many women experience 3 or 4 days after giving birth. These feelings are common and usually only last for a few days. Postnatal depression Around 1 in 10 mothers develop postnatal…

Practice Guidance – Information Sharing

This practice guidance is designed to support frontline staff working in universal and targeted and preventative services that are working as part of a Team Around the Child (TAC) and as such have a responsibility to use their professional judgement to decide what information it is…

Private Fostering - Identification table

The law states that the local authority must be informed about all private fostering situations. The parents, carer and ay professional who knows about the arrangement are legally required to inform the authority’s children’s service giving details about the arrangement.  Definition of a close relative…

Ready for school – In other languages

Starting at nursery or school is a big step. These leaflets, available to download below, are designed give you some tips on what you could do to help your child. Leaflets are available in Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Somali, Tamil and Urdu. Can’t find what…

Relationships, Sexual Health and Education

Relationships and Sex Education Practitioners who have experience of teaching Relationships and sex education to young people with learning disabilities realise that on-going support over time and life stages is needed.  What is most important is that information on topics is given in honest and…

Residential Care

Residential care is a housing option,  if you are assessed as needing care and support, but this option is only available if you have the highest level of needs.  Or if you or your family can afford to pay for it. Residential care homes vary in size but provide a safe,…

Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically   and/or emotionally or due to…