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Your accommodation

Where will I live? While in care, where you live will depend on your individual situation and what is going on in your life. There are several different placements, one of which will be right for you. Foster Care Is when you move to live…

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…

Your Education

While it may not seem so important now, getting a good education at school will help you in the future to have a good career, go university or start your own business. Do you hear that all the time? Well – that's because it's true!  …

Your first appointment at a Specialist Clinic

  What to expect from a clinic appointment * If your child has been referred to a specialist clinic it can be difficult to know what to expect. Many services have leaflets or websites explaining about their clinics so it may be useful to check…

Your Health

The everyday choices you make can have a big effect on your health, your life and your wellbeing. Below is a number of things that you can do to help you be as healthy as you can.
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