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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…

Bullying: how to stop it

If you're being bullied, you may feel isolated or frightened. You may find it hard to make friends or talk to people your age. But you don't have to put up with bullying. To stop the bullying, speak to someone. Asking for help is not…

Bullying: the facts

Many children and young people experience bullying at school and outside of school - but they don't have to put up with it. Almost 45,000 children talked to ChildLine about bullying in 2013. NSPCC figures suggest nearly half of children and young people (46%) have…

CAD 0-5 Support Team (Children and Adults with Disabilities)

The CAD support team provide specialist support to promote early intervention and inclusive practice for children aged 0-5 with special educational needs and/or disability. The team consists of early years specialists who support children and families within the home and early education settings in the…

Calorie checker

Use the search box above to look up the calories of more than 150,000 different foods and drinks quickly and simply. For quick access to the calorie checker on the go, save this page to your mobile device's home screen, just like an app.   Online calorie counters are one of the easiest ways…

Calories in alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps? The average wine drinker in England takes in around 2,000kcal from…

Camping safety

A camping holiday can be great fun for all the family. Pitching your tent is one of the least expensive accommodation options for a holiday. Kids love the freedom of staying in a tent: sleeping under the stars, eating simple meals and enjoying the great outdoors.…

Can beetroot juice give you wings?

Beetroot's deep, overpoweringly red juice has earned it the reputation as the most bossy of vegetables.  Although the leaves have always been eaten, historically the beet root was generally used medicinally for a range of ailments, including fevers, constipation and skin problems. Beetroot is a good source of iron…

Can I take two packets of the pill back-to-back?

If you take the combined contraceptive pill, you can start a new packet of pills straight after your last one - for example, if you want to delay your period for a holiday. However, you can't do this if you're taking the progestogen-only pill. The…

Cancer and fertility

Cancer, and some cancer treatments, can affect your reproductive health. It could be worth considering ways of preserving your fertility before starting your treatment. When you're told you have cancer, your ability to have children (your fertility) may be the furthest thing from your mind.…
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