Getting support

Helping you access the right information

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NHS Vaccinations

nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/nhs-vaccinations-and-when-to-have-them/

You’ll find all the information you need about which vaccinations your baby will be offered and when in the Red Book (your child’s personal health record)

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Perinatal & Infant mental health service

england.nhs.uk/south/south-west-clinical-network/our-networks/maternity-network/perinatal-and-infant-mental-health/

Action for Children
Parent Talk

parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/?utm_source=sms&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=X20XXXDIP&utm_content=torbay-front-door-texts

Down-to-earth parenting advice you can trust. We’re on hand to support parents, when you need us. Browse our articles on the most common parenting questions from our experts. Or talk one-to-one with a qualified parenting coach about anything that’s worrying you. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.

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Space for us too, support for parents

spaceforustoo.org.uk/

Space for Us Too is a free, guided text message service that can give you space to breathe. You can use any or all of the tips to build positive habits in your relationship and family life, or to feel refreshed and recharged in yourself.

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Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership

torbaysafeguarding.org.uk/

The Torbay Safeguarding Children Partnership aims to help children, young people and families stay safe at home, at school and out and about.

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Torbay Family Information Service

fis.torbay.gov.uk/kb5/torbay/fsd/home.page

The Family Information Service (FIS) Directory provides information for families and people working with them in Torbay

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Torbay online safety

torbaysafeguarding.org.uk/cyp/online-safety/

Stay safe online

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Job Centre Plus Torquay

gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Advice and information on a range of employment and training issues for people of working age

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Christians Against Poverty

capuk.org/

CAP can help if you are struggling with debt or unemployment, need some help breaking free from habits or learning new life skills.

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Special education needs and disability support

torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/send/

Find support, guidance and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Sleep

nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/

If you're having sleep problems, there are simple steps you can take to ease those restless nights. Find out how to get to sleep and how to sleep better.

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NHS sleep self-assessment

nhs.uk/conditions/insomnia/

Most people experience problems with sleep in their life. In fact, it's thought that a third of Brits will have episodes of insomnia at some point. This short test from Sleepio will give you a 'sleep score' plus practical tips and advice for improving your sleep.

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NHS Sleep - how much sleep do children need

nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/how-much-sleep-do-kids-need/

Sleep, recommended guidelines for children

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Talking Point, I Can

ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/

Information to help you understand and support children and young people’s speech, language and communication.

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The Communication Trust.

thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/through-the-eyes-of-a-child/

Four films entitled ‘through the eyes of a child’ for parents of children between birth and 3 years. The Communication Trust films are full of useful advice on how parents can encourage their child to talk and interact with them:

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Hungry Little Minds

hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

HM Government provides digital information, strategies and videos for parents to use at home.

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Smoking

nhs.uk/smokefree

Free, proven support to help you quit!

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South Devon College

southdevon.ac.uk/course

Find out more about the courses and apprenticeships available near you.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Toileting, wetting and soiling

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/toileting/

Toilet training, wetting and soiling information, support and advice for all ages.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Illness, allergy and keeping healthy

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/illness-allergy-and-keeping-healthy/

Information from common childhood illnesses, health promotion and family wellbeing, through to serious illnesses – what to look for and expect, how to manage, and when to seek help.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Child development

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/child-development/

Advice on helping to support development for all the family. Useful links to video clips, local and national information and guidance.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Immunistaions

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/immunisations/

Vaccines are quick, safe and very effective and help protect you, your child, and whole family from a range of potentially serious and even fatal diseases. Lots of helpful information and websites to help answer all your questions.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Emotional health and wellbeing

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/

Advice, helpful website and information to support the whole families wellbeing.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Teething and dental health

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/teething-and-dental-health/

Poor dental hygiene affects not only your child’s teeth but also their health and wellbeing. Information and help to find local Dentists.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Child and young peoples safety

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/child-and-young-peoples-safety/

Information on keeping your young child, teenager and family safe, with links to local and national advice and videos and accessing further help

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Behaviour

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/behaviour/

Advice and support on managing behaviours in children and teenagers, common behavioural habits and difficulties, with explanations to why these behaviours often occur.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Special needs learning and physical disabilities

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/special-needs-learning-and-physical-disabilities/

The Children’s Learning Disability Health Team offers a specialist community based service for children with a learning disability within Torbay.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Starting and moving school

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/starting-and-moving-schools/

Information you and your children may want to know before they start or move schools including; preparation and advice; health screening programmes; and local and national guidance.

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Safeguarding

torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/health-visiting-and-school-nursing/safeguarding/

Information and advice to support children in having safe, healthy and happy childhoods that help to prepare them for adult life.

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Action for Children - Information for Dads

services.actionforchildren.org.uk/torbay-childrens-centres/resources/for-dads/

Recommended resources and websites specially created for Dads.

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Action for Children, money matters

services.actionforchildren.org.uk/torbay-childrens-centres/resources/money-matters/

Information, advice, useful links and support regarding money matters.

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Royal society for prevention of accidents

rospa.com/

Provides information, advice, resources and training, and 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.

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British Allergy Foundation

allergyuk.org/

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.

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Torbay Council, special educational needs and disability (SEND)

torbay.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/send/

Find support, guidance and information for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Children with Disability Team

torbay.gov.uk/children-with-disability/

Find out how our Children with Disability Team could help you.

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Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

Information and advice if you have a child or young person with a disability or special educational need.

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Childline - CalmZone

childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of CalmZones breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

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Sleep

parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/sleep/

Sleep explained. We answer your questions on everything from bedtime and naps to the stuff that keeps us all awake.

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Speech and Communication

parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/behaviour-and-learning/

Find out how you can help your child's language and reading skills and communciation milestones.

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Emotional Wellbeing

parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/emotional-wellbeing/

Advice for parents on how to support young people with their emotional wellbeing. We share resources and guidance from our mental health services team.

Action for Children
Potty Training

parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/behaviour-and-learning/

Information and advice around potty training.

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BBC Bitesize, starting primary school

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

Lots of help, advice and games to get your child ready and feeling more confident about starting school.

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NHS Handi App

devonccg.nhs.uk/health-services/children-and-young-people/handi-app

HANDi Paediatric app: advice for common childhood conditions.

The HANDi Paediatric app gives up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them.

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Baby Massage

0to19torbay.co.uk/events/

Baby massage is a short course for parents where you can learn how to massage different parts of your baby's body.

Massage can help your baby with the symptoms of colic, aid digestion and regulate their sleep. It is also a great way to relax, have fun and spend quality time together using music, simple songs and nursery rhymes.

This course is suitable for babies between the ages of 3 - 6 months old. As with all of courses there is no charge. At the moment we can only offer baby massage to new mums whose health professional has referred them.

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Understanding your baby

inourplace.co.uk

‘Understanding your baby’ is for everyone around a new baby: supporting you and the new arrival from birth to 12 months.

This course gives you information about your baby's brain development and your baby's physical and emotional development. It shows how important your relationship with the baby is for the baby's development.

It integrates the traditional information given on a postnatal course with this new approach to developing your relationship with your baby. It looks at your baby’s sleeping, feeding, crying, playing and childcare options.

If you have already done the Solihull Approach antenatal course 'Understanding pregnancy' you may recognise some of the Units about feelings and support, You may want to think about this again, now you have your baby. If you are a Dad you may recognise parts of the Module for fathers, but you may want to look at the Units again.

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Children's Allergies

healthvideos.torbay.gov.uk/childrens-allergies

Lot's of useful videos on children's allergies from cow's milk allergy to hay fever.

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Head Lice

healthvideos.torbay.gov.uk/health-visitors

Find out more about finding and treating head lice in this short video

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CAPT

capt.org.uk/

Free child safety advice for parents and carers including activities on popular safety topics.

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NHS Car Safety - Choosing a car seat

nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/child-car-seats-and-child-car-safety/

Information and tips on buying a car seat and how to safely fix them into your car.

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Relate

relate.org.uk/

Relationship support for everyone of all ages

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Early Help from 0 to 19 Torbay

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0to19TorbayEarlyHelpReferral/

The 0 to 19 Torbay Early Help Service provides families with children aged under 19 years with extra help and support that is sometimes required. It is important that families can access the right support, at the right time, from the right service and we will either provide that support or help families to access the right service.

If you, your family or someone you are working with would benefit from some additional support or early help from 0 to 19 Torbay please click on the link to complete our online request for support form. This will show you the process and how we can support.

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0 to 19 Torbay Early Help referral form.pdf

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Who am I? Videos explaining various health professionals roles.

healthandcarevideos.uk/hcp

Have you every wondered what the different health professionals do? If so, these videos explain the various roles you might meet.

Here's a link to videos which explain health professionals roles from your health visitor to dietician to junior doctor or speech and language therapist.

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Are you ok?

areyouok.co.uk/

If your partner or someone in your family is hurting your mind or your body that’s not OK. Support is available.

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Breastfeeding - Unicef

unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/about/breastfeeding-in-the-uk/

Find out about breastfeeding rates in the UK and our work to improve them.

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