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There are several local websites providing information and advice about different aspects of parenting, to support parents and carers in Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children’s Health website: This NHS website offers expert health advice for families with children and young people. You can find information and advice on a wide range of topics including child development, feeding, eating, sleep and common illnesses. Information is categorised by age group and by theme. It is a free platform run by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. Visit the website to find out more.

50 Things to Do Before You’re Five in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: This is a website and app full of low or no-cost exciting ideas, activities and experiences for parents and families with young children. For each activity the website/app gives information about why it is beneficial for child development, guidance about how to carry it out, and inspiration for local places you can visit as a family, at low or no cost. Visit the website to find out more.

SEND Information Hub for Children and Young People: This Peterborough City Council website provides information about the support that is available locally for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). There is information aimed at children and young people as well as parents. Visit this page for more information.

SEND Information Advice and Support Service – SENDIASS : This team at Peterborough City Council provide information, advice and guidance to families about finding childcare and funding options. They can offer support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 with SEND to find childcare places. Visit the website for more information.

Family Voice Peterborough have parent carer representatives who have lived experience of being parents of children with SEND working for them, who offer advice and help. They offer signposting (who to speak to/where to go) and hold sessions with people such as the council SEND department so that parent carers get the chance to speak directly to them/the education department with any queries or issues. They also hold coffee morning that anyone can drop by and chat about any issues around their SEND child and health/education/social services. See their website for more information.

Child and Family Centres: Across Peterborough there is a network of Barnardo’s Child and Family Centres and Zones that provide activities, groups, events and support for families. Visit this page for more information.

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