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Adopting a child: your health and wellbeing

Your decision to adopt may be affected or influenced by your medical history, including any attempts to start a family. Any adoption agency will take into account your health and needs when it considers whether you are suitable to be approved as an adoptive parent.…

Adopting or fostering a child in care

Choosing to adopt or foster a child in care is likely to be one of the most challenging, but rewarding, decisions you'll ever make.  There are around 4,000 children in England who need to be adopted every year, and many more who need fostering. According to…

After adoption: what help can we get?

During the adoption process, it is important to find out what support package will come with your child to help with any special or additional needs they may have. Some needs may not become apparent until later, perhaps during adolescence, so it's important that you know where to…

Am I gay, lesbian or bisexual?

It's normal to feel attracted to both girls and boys when you're growing up. Find out about coming out, safer sex, and how to deal with bullying if it happens to you. During puberty, you have lots of emotions and sexual feelings. It's normal for…

Choosing an early education or childcare provider

It is important to think about what you and your child need when looking for an early education and childcare provider. The questions below have been designed as an example of things you might want to consider; you might have different or additional questions you wish to ask. …

Could I be pregnant?

If you're a girl and you have unprotected sex (without contraception) with a boy, you could get pregnant. Find out the signs of pregnancy and where to go for support. Pregnancy is a real possibility when you have sex, and there are lots of rumours about when…

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are (or have been) intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.This can include, but is not limited…

Early Help Transitions Support

In response to the changing climate due to the Coronavirus, the Early Help Service have drawn together a holistic approach to plan how to best support learners with educational transition across the London Borough of Havering. The Transition Support will be accessible to educational settings…

Female sexual problems

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. Here's a look at some forms of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and advice on where to get help if it affects you. According to the Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around one-third of young and…

Fertility: the facts

Conception is when a woman's egg is fertilised by a man's sperm, and then implants itself into the woman's womb. Most couples don't have a problem getting pregnant. For most couples, regular unprotected sex is all it takes to conceive a child. If you're trying for a baby or…
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