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Children in care and care leavers

Find online advice and support for Hampshire's young people in care and care leavers.    

Children in care and care leavers - helpful websites

There are lots of services available which offer advice and support. Here are just a few that you may find useful, but if you are looking for other support, please speak to your PA.

Children in Care Health Assessments

A number of children in care (CIC) (or looked after children - LAC) will also have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Children and young people in care should have an initial health assessment (IHA) within 28 days of entering care. In most of Hampshire…

Children with a serious condition or special needs

Find out what support is available, and how to get it, if your child has a serious condition or special needs. Learning that your child has a disability or illness is bound to be stressful and upsetting. It's a good idea to get as much information as…

Children's flu vaccine

The children's flu vaccine is offered as a yearly nasal spray to young children to help protect them against flu. Flu can be a very unpleasant illness for children, with potentially serious complications, including bronchitis and pneumonia. At what age should children have the nasal spray flu vaccine?…

Children's food: safety and hygiene

Keep your child safe from food bugs Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to the bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Make sure your baby isn't at risk because of the way you prepare or serve food. Always wash your hands well before preparing food…

Children's headaches

Prof Anne MacGregor gives tips for parents on how to recognise and treat headaches in children. Most children and teenagers get at least one headache a year. They're often different from the headaches that adults get, so parents and healthcare professionals can fail to notice the problem. Headaches, including…

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children's teeth. A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids' teeth decay-free:   Toothpaste tips  Start brushing your…

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) for service families

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) within the Ministry of Defence provides advice and guidance to Service parents, educational establishments and local authorities on educational issues relating to Service children, including issues relating to SEN.  Any Service family, anywhere in England, can access CEAS support. …

Choosing a baby car seat

You'll need to buy a baby car seat before your baby is born. It's important to buy one that fits your car and is suitable for a newborn. If you have your baby in hospital or a birth centre, you will need the car seat to…
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