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Solihull Online Parenting Course

Solihul is an innovative ONLINE course put together by the Solihull Approach, an accredited, evidence based approach established 20 years ago by psychologists, health visitors and other health professionals. We are delighted to invite any parents, grandparents and carers to access this free course. More information…

Special Provision Capital Fund Plan

The special provision fund allocations announced on 4 March 2017 are to support local authorities (LAs) to make capital investments in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Local authorities can invest in new places and improvements to facilities for pupils with education,…

Sugar Swaps for Kids

Make a sugar swap! Did you know just one or two everyday swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is having, while still keeping them happy? Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is…

Support for parents-to-be

Mums and dads-to-be across the South Tees are set to benefit from a new set of resources to help them from pregnancy into parenthood.  Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces with the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to launch…

Supported Internships

Supported Internships A supported internship is a type of study programme that is focussed on supporting young people with SEND to get a job. A supported internship is different to other types of study programmes as its core aim will usually be work experience. Most…

Sure Start Maternity Grant

Sure Start Maternity Grant  If you’re on a low income and getting certain benefits or tax credits, you could get a Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG). This is a one-off payment to help towards the cost of having a baby. The grant is tax free…

Talking about Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Attached (see download on the right) is a useful tool from the Children's Society to use with young people to help them understand parental drug use.This booklet is aimed at children and young people aged 10–14, but it can be adapted to suit the child or young…

Teenage Information Advice & Guidance Appointments

IAG appointments are available from the Stronger Families Service. The appointments will include delivering information, advice and guidance on a range of themes around Education, employment and training, benefits, housing, health and wellbeing, as well as providing an opportunity to offer quality support to our targeted young…

Tips for Going into Hospital if you have a Learning Disability

Going into hospital is a worrying time for any of us. It can be even harder for someone who has a learning disability. If you're looking after an adult or child with a learning disability, follow these tips to make a hospital stay go smoothly …

Top Tips for Positive Parenting

Understanding our own feelings.Feelings are signposts. Children learn from what they see us do. If we can express our feelings appropriately, they will learn how to do this too. Understanding our children's feelings and behaviour. Feelings fuel behaviour. It takes years to learn to manage…