Parenting and Baby / Child Care

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Parents - Directgov

Pages for parents from Directgov, the UK government's digital service for people in England and Wales which provides information and practical advice about public services.

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Family Support NI Website

Provides details of a wide range of services provided by statutory, voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland.

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Maternity and Early Years - Making a good start to family life

Policy document from the Department of Health.

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Start4Life

Information from the Department of Health about introducing healthy habits right from birth, to give babies the building blocks for a healthier and happier future.

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Weaning

Information from the Department of Health.

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Birth to Five

Information from the Department of Health.

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Care For the Family

Care for the Family aims to promote strong family life and to help those hurting because of family breakdown.

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Centre for Fun and Families

A national voluntary organisation with charitable status set up to assist families where parents are experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties with their children and teenagers.

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Child Alert

A one stop resource for child safety and wellbeing.

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Childless Stepmums Forum

The Childless Stepmums Forum was created to help women with stepfamilies and no children of their own come to terms with their new environment.

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Cry-sis

Offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.

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Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International

DPPi UK's national information charity on disability and parenthood.

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Disabled Parents Network

DPN) is a national organisation which aims to increase society's acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.

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Family Lives

A national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

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Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a leading national charity working to help the UK's 1.9 million lone parents and their children.

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Gingerbread NI

Gingerbread NI is the lead agency working with and for one-parent families in Northern Ireland.

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Home-Start

A leading family support charity in the UK offering friendship, support and practical help to families with at least one child under five years old.

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Mellow Parenting

Provides programmes to support families with relationship problems with their infants and young children.

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PACT - Parents and Children Together

PACT support thousands of families every year through community projects across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. They are also a voluntary adoption agency in London and the South East.

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Parent Lifeline

A registered charity offering emotional support and understanding to parents under stress of any kind, whatever the ages of their children.

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Parenting UK

Parenting UK is the membership body for parenting support and education which exists to achieve better parenting by raising awareness of parenting issues and improving the performance of the parenting workforce.

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Positive Parenting

Specialising in the support of parents and those who work with them, they produce resources, provide training and also support parents in local communities.

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Sleep Scotland

A charity providing support to families of children and young people with additional support needs and severe sleep problems.

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Twins And Multiple Births Association

A registered charity in the United Kingdom for all parents with twins, triplets, quads, sextuplets or more. The organisation provides information and mutual support networks for families.

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WATCh? What about the children?

A national charity which promotes parental responsibility with particular emphasis on the emotional needs of children during their crucial first 3 years.

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Cradle Cap

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Dental care for babies and children

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Babies, crying

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Birth to five years

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also the Patient pregnancy and childbirth and children's health pages.

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