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Covid-19: How it affects child contact if you are a separated parent

Authored by Marc Astley

Specialist family lawyer Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company explains what government recommendations about social distancing mean for separated parents deciding whether contact between children and the non-resident parent should go ahead.

Associate Solicitor Hannah says, “We are all now aware of advice regarding staying at home, social distancing. and avoiding any gatherings...

Covid-19 – how it affects child contact if you’re a separated parent

Authored by The Family Law Co.

Specialist family lawyer Hannah Porter from The Family Law Company explains what government recommendations about social distancing mean for separated parents deciding whether contact between children and the non-resident parent should go ahead.

Associate Solicitor Hannah says, “We are all now aware of advice regarding staying at home, social distancing. and avoiding any gatherings...

The Big Breastfeeding Café Returns for 2020! 

Authored by Mary

Fast becoming the largest annual breastfeeding celebration in the country, The Big Breastfeeding Café is back for 2020. The iconic event is set to connect thousands of families on the 6th May.

Now in its 5th year, the national campaign is set to be the biggest yet. Led by the world’s leading breastfeeding brand, Medela, the initiative will see a network of mini events taking place on...

Keep Me Close accommodation opens for Plymouth parents

Authored by Sarah Parker

Friday 15 November marked a very special day for hundreds of fundraisers, parents and the neonatal team at Derriford Hospital. The 'Keep Me Close' parental accommodation for parents whose babies are in the care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was officially opened.

The accommodation, which has been funded entirely by the ‘Keep Me Close’ appeal, is within walking distance...

Overjoyed or overwhelmed? Free app gives new dads in Devon everything they need to know

Authored by Mary

An innovative new app is being launched across Devon on Monday 4 March 2019 to support new dads and their partners.

DadPad is an essential guide for new dads and has been co-produced with new fathers, the NHS and developed and built by Julian Bose from Inspire Cornwall CIC.

The project is jointly-funded by NHS England’s perinatal mental health development fund, Devon...

Fifth of SW parents feel “cut off” and lonely

Authored by Mary

Over a fifth (21 per cent) of parents in the South West feel lonely and isolated, regularly feeling cut off from friends and other sources of support, according to new findings released today by charity Action for Children.

The research has unearthed a shocking scale of loneliness that for nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of people in the region has become worse since becoming a parent....

Testing the ‘incredible’ route to children’s and parents’ well-being

Authored by Mary

A pioneering research project led by the University of York and involving researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, will evaluate newly-developed programmes that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children under two and their parents.

The four-year project led by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at York, with...

Parents deal with 91 battles a week

Authored by George Dawson

As you look forward to heading home for the weekend, here's a survey that may ring true.

For a new study has revealed that in the South West, parents have a staggering 91 battles a week with their children – and win 73 of them.

· The most common battles take place around bedtime when mums and dads desperately try to get their children to go to sleep without a fight.

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Final bell for picking primary and junior places

Authored by News Desk

Time is ticking for parents to choose which schools they would most like their children to attend in 2014.

Families whose children are due to start at primary school for the first time or junior school (having completed Year 2 in an infant school) in September 2014 have just seven days left to tell the Council which three schools are their top choices.

The deadline for primary...

Improved support for vulnerable young parents

Authored by News Desk

Vulnerable young parents in Plymouth are to get more support from an improved accommodation service funded by Plymouth City Council.

It will offer 16 to 25 year old parents with babies a safe environment and help them learn how to live independently.

Cabinet member for Public Health and Adult Social Care Councillor Sue McDonald approved the contract award to Westward Housing...

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