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Travel passes (Local Offer)

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability may qualify for a Disabled Person's pass if they meet the following criteria: live in South Yorkshire and have one or more of the following conditions blind or partially-sighted deaf or without speech a…

Twins and language

On average, twins are about six months behind single babies in their language development. There are several reasons why twins may be slower to pick up speech and language skills: Twins tend to receive less attention in shorter bursts than single babies. Parents often speak to…

Twins and postnatal depression

Caring for two or more babies is hard work. For some women, the extra pressure of coping with more than one baby can lead to postnatal depression. This doesn't mean you'll definitely get depressed after having your babies, but there are good reasons why mothers…

Twins and sleep

Getting twins or multiple babies into a sleeping routine will help make sure everyone gets the rest they need. A lack of sleep can be a problem for any new parent. But for mothers of multiples trying to get two or more babies into a…

Underweight children aged 2-5

Two- to five-year-olds may be small, but they're growing and need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not…

Underweight children aged 6-12

Children aged 6-12 are still growing, which means they need the energy (calories) and nutrients that come from a varied and balanced diet. If your child is underweight, they may not be getting enough calories. If you're concerned that your child is underweight or not growing normally, see your…

Underweight teen girls

You may be wondering if you're underweight. Or perhaps your friends or parents have mentioned it. You can check by using our healthy weight calculator. If you're underweight, your GP, practice nurse or school nurse can give you help and advice. There could be a…

Valley Park Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Valley Park Family Centre and Link site in the week take a look at the attached What’s On Guide in the downloads section or click on the tab at the left hand side of this page. Where to…

Visiting an STI clinic

Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured. A sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic specialises in sexual health, and can provide tests and treatment for many STIs. Visiting an STI clinic You can make an appointment to…

Visual Impairment

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Visual Impairment is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently…

Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy

Eating a healthy, varied diet in pregnancy will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need. There are some vitamins and minerals that are especially important. It's best to get vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but when you are pregnant you will…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…

What is insomnia and how much sleep do we need?

Sleeping trouble is the most widely reported psychological disorder in the UK, affecting a third of the population. Insomnia is defined as difficulty getting to sleep, difficulty staying asleep or having non-refreshing sleep. Having insomnia means that these difficulties happen three or more times a week, persist for at…

What to expect on SEN Support

SEN Support is the first level of extra support provided by mainstream schools, colleges and early years settings. It is given to learners who have special educational needs but no EHC plan. SEN Support is delivered through a four-part cycle, known as the “graduated approach”.…

Where can I get sexual health advice?

If you want to know more about sex and relationships or would like information to help you talk to your partner, family, child or teenager, the organisations listed on this page can help. The more facts you know about sex and relationships, the more confident you…

Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It's important that we eat enough of them. Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That's five portions…

Why are teens always tired?

Trouble getting up on school days, dozing off in class, marathon lie-ins at weekends... It may feel like your teenager is sleeping their life away. In fact, the opposite is probably true. Sleep experts say teens today are sleeping less than they ever have. This is a worry, as…

Working with advocates for children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The aim of this policy We are committed to supporting the interests of all children and young people with additional needs and ensuring equity within our processes and services. We recognise that it can sometimes be difficult for children, young people and their families to…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…

Young Carers

What is a Young Carer? If you are a young person caring for someone in your family with a long term illness, disability, mental health problems or issues with drug or alcohol abuse you are a young carer. The caring you provide may include providing…

Young Carers

 What is a Young Carer? If you are a young person helping to look after someone in your family because they have a long term physical or mental illness, a disability, or issues with drug or alcohol, you are a young carer. The caring you…

Your healthy twin pregnancy

If you're pregnant with more than one baby, a healthy diet and lifestyle will help you cope with your pregnancy and give your babies the best start in life. The advice for keeping healthy in pregnancy is similar whether you're expecting twins, triplets or just…

Your information

When you access our services you may give us certain information about you and your family. With your consent this information may then be shared with partner agencies to ensure you are getting all the services and support you are entitled to. To ensure the…
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