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Young People's Local Offer - Education

Young people are required by law to stay in some form of education or training until they are 18 years old. Most children young people with special educational needs and disabilities will be able to attend mainstream schools and educational facilities. Some children and young…

Young People's Local Offer - Health

In this section you can find out about how to take care of yourself, access services for particular conditions, locate hospices and ideas on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There are links to many different support groups and organisations, which can provide further information and advice,…

Young People's Local Offer Early Years, Childcare & Funding

Choosing an early education or childcare provider is one of the biggest decisions parents make for children aged from birth to five.  Early education and childcare for two, three and four year olds in Havering is delivered in safe, caring and fun provisions, all of whom are…

Young Peoples Local Offer - Preparing For Adulthood

When a young person moves from childhood into adulthood, there will often be a transition from the support they receive moving from children’s to adult services. In preparation for adulthood, most young people will require support in 4 main areas to ensure the transition is…

Your adopted child's health needs

Children adopted from care will have experienced trauma and loss, even if they were adopted shortly after birth. Some may have additional needs resulting from physical, mental or emotional problems or disabilities. When a possible match is suggested with you and a child, this is…

Your baby's first solid foods

When to start introducing solid foods Introducing your baby to solid foods - sometimes called weaning or complementary feeding - should start when your baby is around six months old. It's a really important step in their development, and it can be great fun to explore new flavours and textures…

Your baby's health and development reviews

You will be offered regular health and development reviews (health visitor checks) for your baby until they are two. These are to support you and your baby, and make sure their development is on track. The reviews are usually done by your health visitor or…

Your baby's weight and height

Steady weight gain is one of the signs that your baby is healthy and feeding well. It's normal for babies to lose some weight in the first few days after birth. Your baby will be weighed during their first two weeks to make sure they're…

Your birth plan

Why make a birth plan? A birth plan is a record of what you would like to happen during your labour and after the birth. You don't have to create a birth plan, but if you would like one your midwife will be able to help.…

Your care after discharge from hospital

If you go into hospital, you may be worried about whether you'll cope when you leave. You shouldn't be discharged from hospital until: You are medically fit (this can only be decided by the consultant or someone the consultant has said can make the decision…
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