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  1. Options for dealing with your debts

    Find out what options are available if you can't pay your debts. You'll be asked questions about: How much you owe, your assets (eg property and possessions) and your income. View the support information on the GOV.UK website.
  2. Whole Family Pathway

    This is a tool for all adults’ and children’s services, education, health and other agencies who have contact with young carers and their families. The Children’s Society has developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (Parent or Child) in need of…
  3. The Local Offer for Young People

    Finding Out About Support Near You You can find out what support there is near you by looking at the Local Offer. This is the name of a web page or written information, like a leaflet. It is written by your local authority, which might…
  4. EHC Needs Assessment for a young person

    Finding out what support you need Sometimes we might need extra help in school, college or training. To find out if you need extra support, you might have an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment. This is a careful look at what you might need…
  5. Personal Budgets for young people

    Personal Budgets and Education, Health and Care Plans What is it? A Personal Budget is when the places that support you work out how much money they are spending on your support. For example, they might look at how much it costs to pay for…
  6. 0-3 years: Helping your baby and toddler to be happy

    Parents are very important!  You are the centre of your child's life in the early months and years.  Almost everything they learn comes from their relationship with you.  Your love and care gives them security and confidence.  They learn from you about feelings and emotions. …
  7. 0-3 years: Helping your child to sleep

    Sleep is very important for babies and toddlers.  Their bodies and brains are growing and developing quickly - plenty of rest gives them the energy they need to learn and grow strong.  Too little sleep can make children irritable and difficult and make it hard…
  8. 0-3 years: Language and play advice

    Children need to play and talk.  They learn and develop by doing things and by exploring the world around them.  Babies and toddlers learn to speak by listening to you so talk to your child as much as you can.  Enjoy playing with your children. …
  9. 0-3 years: Keeping children safe and sound

    Your most important responsibility as a parent is to keep your child safe and free from harm.  Learn how to prevent accidents, trust your instincts and don't take unnecessary risks with your child's life.  Most important of all, watch your child when they are young,…
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