Tips & advice

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Alcohol

nhs.uk/conditions/alcohol-misuse/

Find out what impact your drinking can have on your health.

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Drinkaware

drinkaware.co.uk/

Honest facts about alcohol can help you make better choices about your drinking. 

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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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Citizens Advice Torbay

citizensadvicetorbay.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Torbay provides a free, impartial and confidential service to everyone.

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Torbay online safety

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

Stay safe online

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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 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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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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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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Tips on building resilience

heysigmund.com/building-resilience-children/

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science)

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Our child’s development

0to19torbay.co.uk/

Every child is unique and develops differently. Each will struggle with different things. While some seem to breeze through life and school, others can find certain things very difficult. This can come out in their behaviour and it can be hard for families and schools to know the best way to support them. There is never a simple explanation for why a child is struggling. Often it is a matter of trial and error to find out what works and setting realistic expectations for each individual child.

This “First Steps” booklet is for those caring for a child with development needs. It is a record and a guide.

As a record it is for you to hold, keep updated and share with anyone involved. Recording needs and discussing them as a family might be enough, but if you need further help (from school, friends or health professionals) you can share what you like from this booklet. This way everyone is kept on track, and you will not have to keep repeating your story.

As a guide, it takes you through a comprehensive assessment of your child. You can then focus on areas of need using the initial tips in each section, seeking help from appropriate professionals if required.

First Steps Booklet

BBC Bitesize starting secondary school

bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

Lots of advice and information on starting secondary school from support if you are worried about the size of the school and getting lost to making new friends.

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Think U KNow

thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

Information and advice for 8 to 10 year olds to stay safe online.

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PACEY

pacey.org.uk/parents/

Choosing someone to look after your child when you return to work or training is one of the most important decisions you can make. Discover how PACEY is here to help and support you in that choice.

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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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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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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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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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Daddilife

daddilife.com/?msID=3c66d3ab-0085-48a4-bf21-b53245b8ab94

Daddilife - A Parenting Website For Dads

Daddilife. A parenting website for dads which includes advice, tips and help on family, health, lifestyle and much more.

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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.

0 to 19 Torbay Early Help Services for External Referrals.pdf

0 to 19 Torbay Early Help referral form.pdf

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CAPT

capt.org.uk/

Free child safety advice to parents and carers, support professionals working with children and families, support senior professionals and policymakers and advise the government and organisations on child safety.

One of the reasons children have accidents is because they develop so fast that Mum and Dad can’t keep up! How many times have you heard the phrase ... “I didn’t know he could do that”? Find out more from CAPT.

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