Tips & advice

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NHS Vaccinations

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)

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.

Royal society for prevention of accidents

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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NHS Torbay health visitors & 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NHS Torbay health visitors & school nursing - Immunistaions

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

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

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

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NHS Alcohol

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

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

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Hungry Little Minds

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

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Citizens Advice Torbay

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

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Torbay online safety

Stay safe online

Torbay Family Information Service

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

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

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

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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Click CEOP

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both.

The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP link.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111

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Tips on building resilience

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

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Our child’s development

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

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

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

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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.

Are you ok?

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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Children's Allergies

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

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Head Lice

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


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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Torbay Council, special educational needs and disability (SEND)

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


Relationship support for everyone of all ages

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NHS Car Safety - Choosing a car seat

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


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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