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Supporting you as Parents and Carers

Please find below a selection of websites and documents giving help and advice.

 

Calderdale Website Links

Schools - everything you need to know about Calderdale schools

Parental Support - useful information and guidance about support services for parents

Childcare here you will find links to childcare funding, childcare providers, children's centres and more

Childcare and Educationwide choice of childcare providers in Calderdale

Local Offers

Safeguarding Calderdale - help and advice safeguarding children young people and adults

Calderdale CAMHS - The Open Minds Partnership - how to refer

Free School Meals

Citizens Advice Calderdale

Calderdale Council's childcare and family services directory

Out of school activities - details of events and activities happening throughout Calderdale.

Jubilee Children's Centre home page

At Home Activities page - some great ideas for activities to do at home

Adult Learning

Calderdale College - adult learning

 

Website Links - Young Children

Healthy Early Years - parents guide from birth to 5

Tiny Happy Peoplehere to help you develop your child's communication skills - from the BBC

Hungry Little Minds - simple, fun activities for children, newborn to 5

 

Useful Websites

Help Paying For Your ChildcareGovernment help with childcare costs for parents Gov.UK

Schools and Curriculum - Gov.UK

National Autistic Society - parent and carers page

British Dyslexia Association - advice page

A-Z Parent Guide to Support, from Young Mindsgives advice on how to help your child with specific mental health conditions, and life events which might be negatively affecting their wellbeing. Also shows where you can get help.

Child Bereavement UK - help for children and young people, parents and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies

Head lice - NHS help and advice

Net Aware - guide to social networks, apps and games from the NSPCC and O2

Online Safety - advice from the NSPCC. Some of the links are more relevant to keeping older children safe on the internet

Internet Matters.org - helping parents keep their children safe online. The links below are from this website also:

Stop Speak Support - created by young people for young people, the code offers simple steps to take positive action to deal with cyberbullying

Starting a Conversation - expert tips to help you talk about cyberbullying with your child

Online safety leaflets and resources - from Internet Matters, a comprehensive collection of guides for parents to help with all areas of online safety for children and young people

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach - stay fit and active. Videos for children and adults to follow along with.

Useful Documents

Free school meals application form

Childcare Choices booklet

Choosing Calderdale Childcare checklist

Help with the cost of childcare 

ADHD - Parent information and advice on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from Young Minds

Bereavement - Parent information and advice on helping a child deal with grief and loss from Young Mind

Share Aware Guide - from the NSPCC and O2 giving help and advice about online safety and the the dangers of sharing information online

Internet Matters - Digital at Primary School - online safety tips for young children

Internet Matters Moving to Secondary School - online safety tips

Transition to Secondary School - parent's guide