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We hope you find the websites we have provided here useful. If you know of any links we could add here we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Accident Prevention

Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is dedicated to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents.

Click here to view Child Accident Prevention Trust

DTI Home Safety Network

The site contains a wide range of information and materials on a number of home safety topics. It was established to help reduce the high number of serious home accidents in the UK.

Click here to view DTI Home Safety Network

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Providing information, advice, resources and training, is actively involved in the promotion of safety in all areas of life - at work, in the home, and on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on or near water.

Click here to view Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Allergies

British Allergy Foundation

Information and support to sufferers and their families. Leaflets, fact sheets and regular newsletters are available. In addition they run a help line and support groups throughout the country.

Click here to view British Allergy Foundation

Dairy Free Diet

Aims is to help people who suffer with dairy intolerances/ allergies.

Click here to view Inside Story

Inside Story

Allergies Food Allergy, Food Intolerance, Diabetes and other Special Diets. A resource site for those on special diets, or with food allergies and sensitivities.

Click here to view Child Accident Prevention Trust

Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding Network

Aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others. They run a service that automatically connects you to your local Breastfeeding Supporter.

Click here to view Breastfeeding Network

The La Leche League

The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Click to view The La Leche League

Child Development

Coram Family

Works with deprived & disadvantaged children in order to help them reach their full potential.

Click here to view Coram Family

National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries

To heighten public awareness of the importance of play for all children and to support, advise and inform member toy and leisure libraries and user families including disadvantaged and those with special needs.

Click here to view National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries

Save The children

Long-term development and prevention work to help children, their families and communities to be self-sufficient. We learn from the reality of children's lives and campaign for solutions to the problems they face.

Click here to view Save The children

The School of Infant Mental Health

Training in all aspects of parent / Infant relationship for professionals and parents who work with under-5s.

Click to view The School of Infant Mental Health

Childcare

Best Bear

A service listing recommended childcare agencies near you and offering researched information on all areas of childcare.

Click here to view Best Bear

Childcare Link

A national website that helps you find useful information about childcare and holds details of local childminders, nurseries, playgroups and more.

Click here to view ChildcareLink

Daycare Trust

Runs a helpline for parents with general childcare queries. Their web site contains information on childcare options and details of financial support available to pay for childcare.

Click here to view Daycare Trust

National Childminding Association

Can provide parents with information to help find and choose a childminder. Offer a range of factsheets designed to inform parents about the different types of childcare on offer and the factors to consider when choosing childcare.

Click here to view National Childminding Association

Childhood Education

British Association for Early Child Education

Publishes a series of leaflets for parents covering child development. Their web site also provides a number of interesting articles online.

Click here to view British Association for Early Child Education

DFES Parents Site

This government site tells you about your child's education and development and how you can help.

Click here to view DFES Parents Site

Schoolzone

Said to be one of the biggest and most used web sites in the UK. It has up to 600,000 users month and can reach teachers, parents, students, businesses and schools/LEAS.

Click here to view Schoolzone

Children's Learning

BBC Parent's Music Room

The BBC Parents' Music Room is a new web site that encourages all parents, irrespective of their own musical ability, to support their child's musical development at home from the very earliest stages.

Click here to view BBC Parent's Music Room

Childrens BBC

The national children's BBC website

Click here to view Childrens BBC

Enchanted Learning

Full of play and educational ideas for you and your children. You can use these ideas to have fun learning together.

Click here to view Enchanted Learning

Formative Fun

This web site has been designed to assist parents and teachers working with children who are experiencing a difficulty with an area of learning. It also provides a source of educational toys.

Click here to view Formative Fun

Family Support

Home Start (UK)

Home-Start is the UK's leading family support organisation for families with children in the 5+ age group. Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes. By doing so they represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult.

Click here to view Home Start UK

National Family and Parenting Institute

The National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI) is an independent charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the well being of families and to make society more family friendly.

Click here to view National Family and Parenting Institute

NCH Action for children

NCH works to improve the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people

Click here to view NCH Action for children

One plus one

Working for the well being of couples and their families

Click here to view One plus one

Fun

Family Holiday Association

A national charity dedicated to providing holidays for deprived families

Click here to view Family Holiday Association

Yahooligans

A safe environment where children can surf, play, learn and also chat in a monitored environment.

Click here to view Yahooligans

Health

Institute of Childrens Health

Through its innovative research and its high-quality training programmes, the Institute of Child Health has created a world-class centre for the study and treatment of childhood disease. Together with Great Ormond Street Hospital, it has made a major contribution to the health and well-being of children and their families worldwide

Click here to view Institute of Childrens Health

International Association of Infant Massage

Promotes nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected.

Click here to view International Association of Infant Massage
Click here to view Kids Teeth

Kids Teeth

Provides a parent's guide to looking after their children's teeth. It includes some very useful tips on how to encourage regular brushing.

NHS Direct

Provides a large database of information about common complaints together with self-help advice. You can also speak to someone 24 hours a day via the telephone helpline on 0845 4647.

Click here to view NHS Direct

Patient UK

Information on health, self help and patient support groups. Also provides a directory of websites and provides NHS information.

Click here to view Patient UK

The National Asthma Campaign

Provides education and support to people with asthma. They run a helpline staffed by asthma specialist nurses and can put you in touch with local support volunteers.

Click here to view The National Asthma Campaign

The National Eczema Society

Dedicated to helping people with eczema and their families

Click here to view The National Eczema Society

Immunisation

Immunisation

Government backed Health site giving concise information about all the immunisations and the reasons why they are recommended.

Click here to view Immunisation

Lone Parent

Gingerbread

A national support organisation for lone parent families in England & Wales

Click here to view Gingerbread

National Council for one parent families

Providing lone parents with the means to help themselves & their families by offering information and advice, working with communities & developing new solutions to meet changing needs.

Click here to view National Council for one parent families

Parenting

BBC Parenting

This site provides information from things to play and do, baby learning, childcare, A to Z of support services, child health, hints and tips written by parents for parents and more www.bbc.co.uk/health/parenting

Click here to view BBC Parenting

Childrens project

Supporting parents in caring for their children.

Click here to view Childrens project

Daycare Trust

Provides a helpline for parents with general childcare queries. Their web site contains information on childcare options and details of financial support available to pay for childcare.

Click here to view Daycare Trust

Mad Mums

Pregnancy and parenting advice web site, a web based community and discussion forum for parents of all ages and backgrounds.

Click here to view Mad Mums

Parentline Plus

A source of help before a problem becomes a crisis! They provide help and information to anyone looking after a child including parenting courses

Click here to view Parentline Plus

The School of Infant Mental Health

Training in all aspects of parent / Infant relationship for professionals and parents who work with under-5s.

Click here to view The School of Infant Mental Health

Post Natal Illness

Association of Post Natal Illness

Offers advice and support to women suffering from postnatal depression. This support can include putting you in contact with other women who have previously suffered from postnatal depression.

Click here to view Association of Post Natal Illness

Pregnancy

Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)

Aims to raise public and professional awareness of pre-eclampsia, improve care and ease or prevent physical and emotional suffering caused by the condition.

Click here to view Association of Post Natal Illness

BirthChoice UK

Aimed at pregnant women to help them choose where to give birth. This could mean choosing a hospital, a birth centre, midwifery-led unit or a home birth.

Click here to view Association of Post Natal Illness

National Childbirth Trust

Offering support in childbirth, pregnancy & early parenthood.

Click here to view Association of Post Natal Illness

Twin & Multiple Births Association

Offers support and information to anyone expecting or caring for twins, triplets or more. Their services include Twinline, a confidential helpline staffed by trained volunteers who are parents of multiples.

Click here to view Twin & Multiple Births Association

Smoking Cessation

Giving Up Smoking

Giving up smoking requires preparation, determination, and support. And this site is here to help you with each of these. If you're thinking about giving up, have a look in.

Click here to view Giving Up Smoking

Quit Smoking UK

The UK's online community for quitting smokers by quitting smokers.

Click here to view Quit Smoking UK

The Time is Right

Advice and practical information to help people give up smoking.

Click here to view The Time is Right

Special Needs

Additional Needs

Provides information, activities and resources for teachers, pupils, parents and others who have an interest in additional needs.

Click here to view Additional Needs

AFASIC

Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers

Click here to view AFASIC

Autism Independent UK

Society For The Autistically Handicapped. The Society exists to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment. The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism.

Click here to view Autism Independent UK

Contact a Family

UK charity helping children with special needs &/or disabilities

Click here to view Contact a Family

Deaf Parenting Project

Set up to improve information and resources for deaf and hard of hearing parents. They also run a thriving Deaf parenting email group that you can join through the web site

Click here to view Deaf Parenting Project

Disabled Parents Network

Run by disabled parents, their allies and family members, disabled people who would like to be parents in the future and others who are already grandparents. They offer a telephone helpline, a support network across the country and a quarterly newsletter for members.

Click here to view Disabled Parents Network

High Scope Institute

Promoting a particular teaching method for children with learning difficulties.

Click here to view High Scope Institute

I CAN

The national educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties.

Click here to view I CAN

Sense

National charity for children and adults who are both deaf and blind.

Click here to view Sense

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