Category Archive: Charity Awareness

Oct 18

Slower speed = happy people

In November each year there is a week dedicated to Road Safety (19 – 25 November) – the week is a reminder of the many dangers on the roads while drive, walking and cycling.  We obviously need to be vigilant all year round and each year  – this week is merely a reminder. As parents …

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Oct 08

Do you have a child with dyslexia?

Help is at hand … 1 in 5 children have difficulties with reading and writing, which is why it’s worth knowing that this week is National Dyslexia Week (8 -14th October). If you’re a parent with a child with Dyslexia or a child who is struggling it’s likely you’ll feel a familiar bell ringing with …

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Oct 03

A child goes missing every 5 minutes!

We are all concerned, shocked and worried sick about little April Jones who got willingly into a van two days ago while playing outside her home. We all prayer that they find her safe and well. In the UK around 140,000 children a year get lost or go missing, that is over one child every …

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Sep 24

Connect with Respect

Each year Safer Internet Day encourages parents and children alike to think about their internet usage and values – what agreements should be in place to avoid over use or misuse, how misuse of the internet can be registered and handled, how to stop bullying and addiction and much more. Normally we give advice to …

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Sep 11

Meningitis : Keep Watching

Every year, bacterial meningitis affects around 3,400 people in the UK and kills more children under five than any other infectious disease. What’s most frightening for parents is the speed in which meningitis can come on; it can kill within hours.Many parents mistakenly think their children are protected against all types of the disease and …

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Jul 19

Meg Mathews, – it was one of the scariest experiences of my life

Toddlers and Electricity: Did you know? •Socket covers will not protect your child from electrical accidents •Toddlers can chew or even bite through electrical wires •Wet toddlers who grab an electrical appliance are exposed to electric shock •Some socket covers are easy to remove, leaving and toddlers to poke fingers, metal objects or wet mouths …

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Jul 12

Child Obesity vs Body Image

This week is National Childhood Obesity Week and the timing is interesting as it comes straight after a government recommendation that all school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons. What do you think these lessons will entail? We have two extreme issues here – on the one hand our children …

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Jun 28

What are your views on child safety?

Are you a parent that sees danger at every turn? Someone who’s afraid your child will get snatched/hurt and injured wherever they are? Or do you feel that the world has gone health and safety mad? Whatever your take we’d like to hear about it. Let us know your feelings, thoughts and experiences on being …

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Jun 18

Child Safety Week kicks off with new research

‘New research for Child Safety Week reveals that child safety is threatened by stressed parents struggling with work pressures. Exhausted British parents no longer have enough time to prevent accidents and face more pressure than ever before according to the survey.’

Feb 10

Would you know if your child was unhappy?

The Good Childhood Report 2012 reveals that at any moment half a million children across the UK are unhappy with their lives. That’s half a million too many. These children are less likely to enjoy being at home with their family, do not feel as safe when with their friends, often dislike the way they …

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