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Parent Resources

The internet can be a rich source of information on child and young people’s health and wellbeing. But it isn’t always clear whether the information is reliable. The following websites contain trustworthy health information, recommended by our children’s services …

Common childhood illnesses and wellbeing

  • A parent’s guide for children aged 0-4. Learn more
  • A parent’s guide for children aged 5-11. Learn more
  • A guide to health and wellbeing for 12 years+. Learn more
  • Mobile app aimed at parents in Devon with up to date advice:



New Parents

  • Advice on breastfeeding. Learn more
  • DadPad app, an easy-to-use, freely downloadable resource for new dads and dads-to-be in Devon, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers. Download here
  • Prevent, detect and manage mental health problems that complicate pregnancy and the postpartum year. Learn more
  • NHS Choices birth to five development. Learn more






School Age Children




  • What happens if you’re child has toothache, but you’re not registered with an NHS dentist? Learn more
  • British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. Learn more
  • Tooth fairy blog. Learn more



Staying Safe Online

  • A brilliant online safety resource for young children. Learn more
  • You Think You Know: Learn more
  • Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people: Learn more
  • Childline. Learn more
  • Information for young people in Plymouth. Learn more



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Plymouth Online Directory

  • Information, advice, help and support services for children, young people and families who live and work in Plymouth. Learn more