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Activities

If you are looking for things to do as a family or activities for your child, you can find the information you need here. Browse the categories or use the keyword search. Torbay Family Information Service collects information on a range of activities including sports, music, arts and crafts,…

Bullying: advice for parents

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there's lots you can do to help tackle the problem. Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents. If you find…

Childcare

Childcare is available in Torbay through a variety of providers including childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools, school nurseries and out of school care such as breakfast clubs, afterschool clubs and holiday play schemes. For more information about types of childcare, have a look at our Childcare…

Childcare Choices

Choosing the best childcare is important for you and your child and you need to feel confident about the type of childcare that you choose. The type of childcare that best suits you and your child will depend on the reasons you need childcare, the…

The Education Heath and Care (EHC) needs assessment process

An Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is the process whereby the Local Authority (LA) investigate a child’s special educational needs to decide whether the child needs support through an EHC plan.

Get active your way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine. The amount of activity you need…

Helping your child live with kidney disease

Having kidney disease affects children in many ways. They may need to take medicines and alter their diet, and can also face challenges at school. It's natural to worry if you have a child with kidney disease. Parents often have questions about their child's health. This page answers…

How to involve your child in being healthy

Children are more likely to keep to a healthy lifestyle if it's made fun for them. Here are some ideas for how to help them prepare, and even cook, their own meals and choose activities they enjoy. As a general rule, children should aim to include in…

Information and support for Parent Carers

What is a Parent Carer? A Parent Carer is - A person aged 18 or over who provides or intends to provide care for a disabled child for whom the person has parental responsibility. When your child turns 18, although you will no longer be…

Keeping Children Safe during community activities, after-school clubs and youth centres - Voluntary Code of Guidance leaflets

These guides will help parents and carers choose a safe out-of-school setting for their children to attend. ‘Children’ refers to people who have not yet reached their 18th birthday. Keeping Children Safe leaflets: Keeping children safe: code of practice (publishing.service.gov.uk) - Keeping Children Safe during Community…