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Parents encouraged to allow their children to be tested for COVID-19 at school

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is encouraging parents to give their consent to allow their children to be tested for coronavirus at school.

“The first step in the government’s roadmap starts next week with all students returning to schools and colleges,” he said.

“Students are going to be asked to take a lateral flow test twice a week, and while it’s not...

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

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

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! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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