Help And Advice Websites
Updated April 2012
Help and Advice Websites For Your Family
Departtment of health -This leaflet provides advice to parents on how to reduce the risk of cot death. Since parents and carers have been following the risk reduction advice, the number of babies dying has fallen by over 70%.
Action For Children - support for all families going through separation or divorce.
Ready, Steady, Baby – is the NHS guide to pregnancy, labour and birth.
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Death (FSID) works to prevent sudden deaths of infants and promote health.
Scottish Cot Death Trust educates the public on cot death, and provides support to families bereaved by cot death.
British Red Cross on babysitting provides information on looking after other people's children, including links to babysitting courses
Child Tax Credits - Citizens Advice Bureau - get all the unbiased details
Child Tax Credits Inland Revenue - Inland Revenue - apply or update your application online. Easy to use site.
Children's Legal Centre - offering free & confidential advice for Children.
Children's Rights Alliance - to support and inform children's rights in England
Citizens Advice Bureau - General Legal advice for all aspects of life
Direct Gov.co.uk - A simple to use resource which covers a wide range of national government agencies.
Statutory Maternity Leave Help.If you are entitled to take Statutory Maternity Leave, there are steps you need to follow to tell your employer you want to take it.
Statutory Maternity Pay Forms - Forms you may have to fill in to claim your maternity pay from your employer
Disabled Parents Network - help, advice for disabled parents
Family Caring - Where you can find out more about some of the best resources for parenting that the UK and Ireland has to offer
Family Lives - Useful articles and information for anyone with a teenager in their life
Family Mediation Scotland -Offering the unique services of counseling and mediation Family Counseling.
NHS Website - It contains all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnancy
Info For Dads - It takes two to make a baby, and becoming a father can bring up a lot of emotions and new challenges to face.
Maternity Leave - Find out more about your working rights
Pregnancy.org - Information web site dedicated to Pregnancy, both before and after.
Wikipedia - A list of common care issues from this very informative web site.
Office For National Statistics - List of common baby names over the years and what is popular now.
Birth To Five Guide -Whether your child is a newborn, a toddler or a pre-schooler, this Birth to five guide is for you
Barnardo's help disadvantaged and vulnerable children all across the UK.
Brake, the road safety charity, supports the victims of road traffic accidents, campaigns for safer roads, and offers road safety advice.
BSI Education - resources and information on safety standards for children, young people and students in higher education.
British Toy and Hobby Association offers toy advice to parents and carers across the UK. They have a number of leaflets with useful advice on toy safety and play.
Child Brain Injury Trust offers support and advice for children who have suffered brain injuries.
Children's Burn Trust supports the victims of burn injuries and offers safety advice to prevent burns and scalds.
Collaboration for Accident Prevention and Injury Control (CAPIC) is a group of individuals and organisations which support injury prevention initiatives across Wales.
Play England works to give children and young people in England regular access to local play space.
European Child Safety Alliance represents organisations and individuals working to prevent injury and promote safety.
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.
London Accident Prevention Council produces resources and materials to educate Londoners on the main risks in the capital.
Fields in Trust is dedicated to protecting and improving outdoor sports and play spaces.
Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) is a partnership of Scottish charities working together on issues affecting families in Scotland.
Pre-school Learning Alliance is a membership organisation for early years providers.
Road Safety GB represents local authority road safety teams across the UK, and provides advice and assistance on all road safety related matters.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) gives beach safety advice.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gives advice on all aspects of accident prevention and safety.
Scottish Burned Children's Club is a charity helping children in Scotland live with the trauma of a burn or scald injury
Understanding childhood provides free downloadable information leaflets for families and childcare professionals to help raise emotionally secure children.
UK Power Networks is an education website aimed at children and young people to teach them about electrical safety
Home and Garden Safety
European Child Safety Alliance - The European Child Safety Alliance and over 30 participating county partners have launched a multi-year child safety initiative which has won the support of the European Commission.
Fire Kills gives advice on preventing house fires, in English as well as a number of foreign languages.
Home Safety Scotland – advice on home safety for those in Scotland.
Potentially Harmful Garden Plants - list of poisonous plants by The Royal Horticultural Society.
Safer Fireworks RoSPA's fire safety advice for those who are planning fireworks displays, and those who want smaller displays at home.
SafeHome – complete the questionnaire to find out how safe your home is, then get tips on how to make it safer.
Safety at Home – DirectGov gives advice on home safety, and links to home safety equipment schemes, and other places you can get help to make your home a safe place.
Shelter – the housing and homelessness charity gives advice on gas, fire and electrical safety.
Home Safety Game – an interactive home safety game for children created by LV Streetwise. Helps young children identify hazards in the home.
Hazard Hunter helps children identify hazards at home and in the garden.
Switched on Kids is an electrical safety site with a selection of quizzes and games
Fun Baby Facts