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Parent/Carer Websites

www.ace-ed.org.uk
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a national charity that provides advice and information for parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues.

www.barnardos.org.uk
Barnardos transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK. "We believe we can bring out the best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence."

www.bbc.co.uk/education
Introduces parents to the enormous resource that the BBC has to offer.

www.bbc.co.uk/parenting
Information for parents across an wide range of topics.

contact.org.uk
Contact a Family is for families who have a disabled child and those who work with them or are interested to find out more about their needs.

www.childbereavement.org.uk
The Child Bereavement Charity provides support for families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.

www.childrenssociety.org.uk
The Children's Society is a leading charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK.

www.connectsafely.org
"Smart socializing starts here" – includes a parent's guide to Facebook.

www.education.gov.uk
The Department for Education website giving information on education and children's services.

www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk
Local government website containing extensive information for parents. There is a section on Children and Family Care.

www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/fis
Helping people make informed choices about childcare, services for children, young people and families and careers in childcare.

www.familylives.org.uk
A national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life especially focusing on successful relationships.

www.home-start.org.uk
A national charity which organises volunteers to come to your home to give support to parents.

www.nhs.uk/Livewell
A government website giving information and guidance to help you make healthy eating choices.

www.understandingchildhood.net
This site contains a series of downloadable leaflets written by experienced child psychotherapists to give insight into children's feelings and view of the world and to help parents and carers to understand their behaviour and to help them raise emotionally secure children.

www.wheresyourheadat.co.uk
A website from The Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Service which includes a zone for parents and carers.

www.youngminds.org.uk
A charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. It runs a helpline for parents and carers worried about the mental health of a child or young person.

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