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National Organisations and Websites

Includes OFSTED, DirectGov, NHS Direct...

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General Helpline - 0300 123 1231. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial. We inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

NHS Direct

The national health line, providing expert health advice, information and reassurance 0845 4647

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.


The latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government.

BBC Parenting Website

Advice for parents of primary-aged children.

BBC Adult Learning

Lots of information about getting into learning.

Parents' Resources

Articles written by practising teachers designed to help with the education of your child.

Parent Pages

THE national directory of services aimed at parents

FSID (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths)

The latest safe sleeping guidelines...

A Better Medway

A website to give you advice and guidance on Eating Healthily, Getting Active, Stop Smoking, Drinking Sensibly and Managing Stress.

A Guide to UK Benefits

In the United Kingdom, millions of pounds in benefits is left unclaimed every year. Check here to see if you may be entitled to claim.

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