Parenting and families

Libraries deliver Universal Childrens' Centre Services offering fun sessions such as rhyme times and messy play that stimulate development and encourage school readiness. Promotions such as the Summer Reading Challenge encourage reader development during school holidays, while offering extra events for the whole family.​

Drug, alcohol and substance abuse

Adfam

​Supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Community for Recovery

​Supporting anyone whose life is affected by volatile substance abuse.

Family Lives

​Listening, supportive and non-judgemental help and advice,

Talk to Frank

​Includes support through live chat and helpline.

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Legal highs

British Association of Social Workers

​Parent handbook for talking to your child about legal highs and club drugs.

Talk to Frank

Includes support through live chat and helpline.

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Mental health and wellbeing

AskNormen

​Northamptonshire mental health gateway.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

​Includes advice on depression.

Mind

​Information and support on mental health problems including depression.

OPAL Project

Resources for everyone affected by self-harm.

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Eating disorders

Mind

​Guidance for friends and family of someone with an eating disorder.

NHS Choices

​Advice for parents on eating disorders.

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Your child's welfare

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Keeping Safe

Internet safety

​Websites containing advice for parents and carers on internet safety.

Keep Safe Card

​Scheme for anyone in Northamptonshire with a learning disability.

NSPCC

​Advice on keeping your child safe.

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Bullying

Bullying.co.uk

Advice for parents on bullying and cyber bullying.

Kidscape

Advice for parents on bullying.

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Relationships and sex

NSPCC

​Advice for parents on talking to teenagers about sex, relationships and how to stay safe.

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Over the next few days we will be sharing quotes from some of the older children in care and the difference their foster carers have made to them. Co...

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Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

about 14 hours ago

Northamptonshire Shared Lives service for vulnerable adults rated outstanding

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Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

about 15 hours ago

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Our fostering and adoption information evening is tonight at 6.30pm. If you have been thinking about adoption or fostering please come along and find ...

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Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

about 16 hours ago

Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and can offer expert clinical advice on many minor ailments. Find your nearest pharmacy: www.nhs.u...

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Video: Every day across the UK, around three people who could have benefited from a transplant die because there aren’t enough organ donors. And curre...

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We are continuing our campaign to find foster carers for the many older children waiting for homes in our county. Older children need help to organis...

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22/12/2016 09:10
test highways news release
31/08/2016 22:00
Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
31/08/2016 22:00
This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.