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Support for Parents

Needing extra advice or support?

Life always throws up difficulties and challenges that you sometimes need additional support with. This present Covid pandemic is affecting children and families significantly, in so many different ways, so who do you turn to? Below, you’ll find a list of agencies who may be able to support you with any difficulties you are facing. It is so important to reach out and ask for support.

parent support: events & INFO

Babies & Toddlers

Activities for Babies and Toddlers

Simple, fun, free activities to try at home.

 
Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five.

 

Together for Devon

Together For Devon is a group of partners committed to supporting the speech, language and communication skills of children and young people.

 

Early Help

Early Help Leaflet front coverEarly Help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious. It is not a specific service or team, it’s an approach that brings together people from a range of services and teams who will work together with your whole family to help improve the situation for everyone.

Support with Parenting

Devon County Council has provided access to ‘Our Place’ - a collection of online courses to support ‘being a better parent’.

https://inourplace.co.uk/

You will register and be able to access online courses immediately.
The passcode to free access is: Tamar.

Someone to talk to

There are many agencies who you can ring depending on you or your child’s needs.

Samaritans: 116 123

Anxiety UK: 03444 775 774

Mind: 0300 123 3393

Calm: 0800 58 58 58

Crisis Text line: (text) 85258

Child line: 0800 1111

NHS Volunteers: 0808 196 3646 (these can help with shopping and picking up prescriptions too)

Needing a little more

Talk Works, https://www.talkworks.dpt.nhs.uk/

A free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service, part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), for people (aged 18+) in Devon, helping people to feel better and giving them the tools and techniques to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence

SPLITZ: 0345 155 1074    admin.devon@splitz.org

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse: 1271 321 946  https://www.ndada.co.uk/

Food and Financial support

 

Food banks:

Encompass is a charity based in North Devon. Their work focuses on 3 main areas;

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping for adults and young people

Supported Housing

Financial Inclusion (Money & Debt Advice)

https://www.bpag-encompass.org.uk/
01271 371 499

Early Nourishment support

Household Support Fund

Unsure?

If you just don’t know which way to turn, contact your child’s school or your GP. If you feel you need more support they can guide you through the ‘Early Help’ process.

https://www.dcfp.org.uk/early-help/.

This is a holistic family approach working with multi agencies.

School Nurse

Information from the school nursing service:

The School Nursing Service provides information and support to school-aged children and their families who live in Devon or who attend a Devon school. We work in partnership with schools and other services to identify those children and young people who may be supported by the School Nursing service. This can also include working with schools to support their management of pupils with medical conditions, and contributing to policies which impact on health.

Working together with schools we:

· identify health needs across the school population and plan how we will work together to deliver the core offer over the academic year

· identify children and young people who may require support at transition

· deliver the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP)

· identify children and young people who may be missing from education and where there may be a need for public health nursing support

· provide support, and advice in relation to toileting issues, healthy lifestyles, sleep routines and mental health and wellbeing

· work with Devon Partnerships as part of Early Help, SEND and safeguarding as appropriate

To contact the Nursing team for a chat or to make a referral you can either speak with Mrs Rowcliffe, the school Sendco or you can contact the Nursing Hub direct on 03332 341904.