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Being a young carer: your rights You're a young carer if you're under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. If you're a young carer, you probably look after one of your…

Anger

Everybody feels angry at one time or another, usually this will be caused by a particular situation or event and isn’t a frequent or common occurrence. Sometimes however, people can constantly feel on edge and close to losing their temper. This can become a problem…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself, your physical image and the thoughts and feelings that result from that image.  Part of body image is about what you believe your own appearance to be, this includes memories, assumptions and generalisations, how you feel about your…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of. Lots of mums wonder if their baby's feeding well and getting enough - especially in the first few days. But once you've mastered it, you'll probably find it's the easiest and most satisfying…

Brokerage and Support with Finding Childcare

Childcare Brokerage Service What is it? Childcare brokerage is a requirement of Childcare Act 2006, which means local authorities must provide support to families struggling to access childcare. Our Family Information Service Team can provide support for families who are looking for childcare. This may…

Childcare

Whether you are looking for nurseries, childminders or out of school clubs, these pages will point you in the right direction. We can provide information on childcare costs, free early education places, information for young carers and support for disabled children and young people. See the Useful Information…

Coercive Control

Coercive control is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a victims sense of liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self.  It strips away integrity but also an individual’s human rights.  Coercive Control includes a…

Complaints

How to Make a Complaint Early Years Providers and Schools Early Years All registered childcare providers have to have a complaints procedure. For childcare provision that is registered with Ofsted any concerns should first be raised with the manager or provider. For complaints in writing…

Depression

We all feel different emotions throughout our lives. Sometimes we might feel happy, excited, lucky or proud and sometimes we might feel sad, down, worried or scared. Usually these bad feelings go away eventually by themselves, but sometimes you feel sad, down and hopeless for…