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Support to be a good parent

Becoming a parent at any age can feel very intimidating but there are lots of agencies, groups and services out there who can support you to be the best parent you can be. It’s important to remember you’re not alone and you’re not any less likely to be a great parent just because you’re young. The resources on this page are all about helping parents and families to raise happy, healthy children whilst looking after themselves as well.

Home Start Leeds

…offer a unique service for families who are experiencing difficulties while bringing up young children.Home start are currently funded to work with young parents who are either in care or care leavers.

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Caring Dads

Caring Dads is a structured, multi-agency approach to addressing men’s abusive behaviours within families.

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Early Start

… provide families with children aged 0-5 support using collaborative approaches, working with other agencies such as GPs and maternity services. They also provide additional support for families who need it.

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Pregnancy in Mind

The NSPCC support parents during pregnancy and the first year after birth.The programme is designed to support parents who are at risk of, or experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression during pregnancy and the first year afterbirth

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Baby Buddy

An an app designed for parents-to-be and caregivers to support and empower them to look after themselves and their child.

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Inside Out

A 20 week city wide parenting course run by Women’s Health Matters for women who have children being looked after by someone else. This can be through adoption, foster care or any other kind of kinship or special guardianship order.

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Growing Together

A project to provide in-depth whole family support for children and their mums, working with each individual family according to their needs. Our playworker works with families in our on-site creche and also in their homes, providing support with play and positive interactions between children and mums, with the aim of building protective factors into each family.

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Bosom Buddies

Bosom Buddies provides advice and support from specialist, trained advisers to new parents. They also train experienced parents as peer supporters, who can provide guidance face-to-face, on the telephone or through social media to other new parents. They run weekly Breastfeeding Support groups within children’s centres for face to face group support

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