Useful Links

Local Links

 Rotherham Metropolian Borough Council
Contains information for local residents, visitors and the business community.

School Admissions

Families Information Service

The FIS aims to provide free, accurate and reliable information and advice on a range of services for children, young people and families including childcare information, childcare costs, and activities and services for children and families.

My Place Rotherham
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My Place works closely in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council's youth service who run a wide range of activities at the centre, and voluntary sector partners including the Consortium for Children, Young People and Families.

Northern College
The Northern College is a residential college dedicated to the education and training of men and women who are without formal qualifications and are seeking to return to learning. It also offers training for those who are active in community and voluntary groups as well as in trade unions.

Job Hub
A comprehensive list of local agencies, useful websites for organisations offering a variety of help and support etc. There is also a job vacancy bulletin that is regularly updated.

Pathway's Rotherham
Employment solutions to get you in to work.

Rotherham SENDIAS
This service is available to all parents/carers of children who have learning difficulties, disabilities and/or special educational needs (SEN).

High Street Centre
The High Street Centre is a dynamic community hub that provides great facilities for meetings, activities, conferences and events, in a local setting and a range of opportunities for local people of all ages delivered by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church worshipping and working in 124 countries and has more than 800 local churches in the UK and Ireland.


Accident Prevention

Child Accident Prevention Trust
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is dedicated to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents
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Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Providing information, advice, resources and training, is actively involved in the promotion of safety in all areas of life - at work, in the home, and on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on or near water.
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British Allergy Foundation
Information and support to sufferers and their families. Leaflets, fact sheets and regular newsletters are available. In addition they run a help line and support groups throughout the country.
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Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding Network
Aims to be an independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others. They run a service that automatically connects you to your local Breastfeeding Supporter
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The La Leche League
The La Leche League International mission is: To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother
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BirthChoice UK
Aimed at pregnant women to help them choose where to give birth. This could mean choosing a hospital, a birth centre, midwifery-led unit or a home birth
Click here to view National Childbirth Trust
Offering support in childbirth, pregnancy & early parenthood
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Child Development

Coram Family
Works with deprived & disadvantaged children in order to help them reach their full potential
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Save The children
Long-term development and prevention work to help children, their families and communities to be self-sufficient. We learn from the reality of children's lives and campaign for solutions to the problems they face.
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Thrive FTC 
Thrive Approach has been devised by this multi-disciplinary team which is able to draw on substantial experience of working with children and young people in a wide variety of educational, youth, social work, care and community health and hospital settings.

The School of Infant Mental Health
Training in all aspects of parent / infant relationships for professionals and parents who work with under 5's.
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A national website that helps you find useful information about childcare and holds details of local childminders, nurseries, playgroups and more.
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PACEY - Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years
Can provide parents with information to help find and choose a childminder. Offer a range of factsheets designed to inform parents about the different types of childcare on offer and the factors to consider when choosing childcare.
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Childhood Education

British Association for Early Child Education
Publishes a series of leaflets for parents covering child development. Their web site also provides a number of interesting articles online.
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DFE Parents Site
This government site tells you about your child's education and development and how you can help.
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Said to be one of the biggest and most used web sites in the UK. It has up to 600,000 users month and can reach teachers, parents, students, businesses and schools/LEAS.
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Children's Learning

Childrens BBC
The national children's BBC website
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Enchanted Learning
Full of play and educational ideas for you and your children. You can use these ideas to have fun learning together.
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Tiny Talkers
Tiny Talkers is a regional initiative to support children’s speech, language, and communication development in South Yorkshire.
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What to Expect and When
A useful guide to show how your child is learning and developing in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Click here to view this booklet

Digital Support - Rotherham Digital

Rotherham Digital are here to help you get online and feel more confident about using technology.
Click here to view their leaflets and get more information.


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Support
Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual, emotional abuse between people in a close relationship. It is vital that anyone who thinks they are suffering from this type of abuse realise they are not alone. This web site provides links to a number of places people can go to get the support and help they need.
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Family Support

Home Start (UK)
Home-Start is the UK's leading family support organisation for families with children in the 5+ age group. Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes. By doing so they represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult.
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NCH Action for children
NCH works to improve the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people
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Net Mums
Founded in 2000 Netmums is the UK's fastest-growing online parenting organisation with over 1.5 million members, mostly mums. Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers. The local sites are backed by a wealth of parenting articles that start with pregnancy and follow through each stage of childhood helping mums to enjoy a happy and healthy family life
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One plus one
Working for the well being of couples and their families
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Family Holiday Charity
A national charity dedicated to providing holidays for deprived families
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Institute of Childrens Health
Through its innovative research and its high-quality training programmes, the Institute of Child Health has created a world-class centre for the study and treatment of childhood disease. Together with Great Ormond Street Hospital, it has made a major contribution to the health and well-being of children and their families worldwide
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International Association of Infant Massage  
Promotes nurturing touch and communication through training, education and research so that parents, caregivers and children are loved, valued and respected.
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Dental Health
Provides information about the new Sugar Smart campaign.
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 Healthy Start Vitamins 
The following pharmacies are currently accepting Healthy Start Vitamin vouchers; Weldricks (Brinsworth) - 01709 378320, Weldricks (Church Street, Swinton) - 01709 582776, Weldricks (Crown Street, Swinton) - 01709 582183, Weldricks (Maltby) - 01709 812429, Rowlands Pharmacy (York Road, St Anns, Rotherham) - 01709 375304.               

Patient UK
Information on health, self help and patient support groups. Also provides a directory of websites and provides NHS information.
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The National Asthma Campaign
Provides education and support to people with asthma. They run a helpline staffed by asthma specialist nurses and can put you in touch with local support volunteers.
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The National Eczema Society
Dedicated to helping people with eczema and their families
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Healthier Families (Previously Change4Life)
Helping you and your family eat well and move more
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One You
The new Public Health campaign, ‘One You’ which has a lot of information regarding healthy lifestyles including eating, drinking, smoking, stress, and sleep. There is also links to apps that can be downloaded and a ‘how are you’ quiz which will give tips and advice around your own lifestyle.
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Government backed Health site giving concise information about all the immunisations and the reasons why they are recommended.
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Internet Safety

E-Safety Tips
Pick up some tips on how to keep your pre-school children safe online. Search safely together, set boundaries and help children learn through games.
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Monkey App

Please click here for information about an app which could be particularly risky for young people.
Monkey has been around since 2016, however, it has gained more popularity since the closure of Omegle in November 2023.
Please take time to read this and share with anyone who may find it useful.

Online Safety
Children and young people spend a lot of time online - it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyber bullying or seeing content that is inappropriate. Here are two usefull links to help parents keep their children safe:

Lone Parent

A national support organisation for lone parent families in England & Wales
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BBC Parenting
This site provides information from things to play and do, baby learning, childcare, A to Z of support services, child health, hints and tips written by parents for parents and more
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Parentline Plus
A source of help before a problem becomes a crisis! They provide help and information to anyone looking after a child including parenting courses
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Very user friendly website with lots of excellent information about using the internet etc.
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Post Natal Illness

Association of Post Natal Illness
Offers advice and support to women suffering from postnatal depression. This support can include putting you in contact with other women who have previously suffered from postnatal depression
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Sexual Abuse

Support for victims of abuse
Domestic abuse includes any form of physical, sexual, emotional abuse between people in a close relationship. It is vital that anyone who thinks they are suffering from his type of abuse realise they are not alone. This web site provides links to a number of places people can go to get the support and help they need.
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The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 120 specialist voluntary sector agencies providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women, men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
Click here to view


Smoking Help

Giving Up Smoking
Giving up smoking requires preparation, determination, and support. This site is here to help you with each of these. If you're thinking about giving up, have a look at what you can do to stop.
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Special Needs

Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers
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Autism Independent UK
Society For The Autistically Handicapped. The Society exists to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment. The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism.
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Contact a Family
UK charity helping children with special needs &/or disabilities
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Deaf Parenting Project
Set up to improve information and resources for deaf and hard of hearing parents. They also run a thriving Deaf parenting email group that you can join through the web site
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Disabled Parents Network
Run by disabled parents, their allies and family members, disabled people who would like to be parents in the future and others who are already grandparents. They offer a telephone helpline, a support network across the country and a quarterly newsletter for members.
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Speech & Language
The national educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties.
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National charity for children and adults who are both deaf and blind
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In Our Place