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  • Bambino - Great Parks Community Centre

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    Parent led baby and toddler group, for teens, mums, dads, grandparents and carers with children aged 0-5 years.  There is lots of fun with toys and games, arts and craft activities, come and make new friends, get support and advice, everyone welcome. Hot and col...

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  • Echo Children's Centre, Torquay

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    Services and activities for children aged 0 to 5 years, their parents/carers and for parents expecting a baby.

    Echo's services and activities include:

    • Freedom - A 10 wk pr...

  • Information, Support, Guidance and Advice Drop-in (Brixham YES)

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    Free advice, guidance and support on housing, employment, relationships, benefits, training and money.  A counselling service is also available.

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  • Team Around the Family Advisor (TAFA) - Brixham & Paignton

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    The Team Around the Family Advisor (TAFA) for Brixham and Paignton will provide a high standard of care management to children, young people who are in need of services or Looked After.
    The TAFA also promotes effective partnership working to improve outcomes for childr...

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  • Bibic

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    Each year hundreds of thousands of children are born with brain conditions that affect their social, communication and learning abilities.


    Bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, asperger...

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  • Chinese Lantern Project

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    Working to support and empower Chinese Women & their families.

    Offers support and referral through listening attentively with understanding and empathy.

    Answers general questions regarding issues on benefits, housing, debt, employment, training, social car...

  • Afasic - Unlocking Speech & Language

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    Around 6% of children starting school have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), an average of 2 in every classroom.

    Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficultie...

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  • The Compassionate Friends

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    The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents offering support, understanding and friendship to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause. We offer a National Telephone Helpline, staffed by bereaved parents, and available for support and...

  • Bay Twins

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    A group set up by parents who recognised that a support network for families with twin/multiple children was needed.
    Originally set up as a Facebook page growing massively in popularity - Facebook followers decided the need for a meeting place.
    Torbay Children’s C...

  • Small Steps

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    To Increase parents knowledge and understanding on how to support their children to be prepared for the next steps in their life i.e. nursery/school.
    Aims and objectives of Group:
    To provide a programme of support for families who would like to extend their ability ...

  • Early Help Service

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    The Early Help Service is part of Torbay Council's, Children's Services. The Early Help service helps children, young people, their families and professionals through the process of getting the right help to meet their needs.

    The Early Help team take all call...

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  • Prison Advice & Care Trust

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    Pact is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families through a range of services, including:

    Prison-based family engagement workers

    Prison visitors’ centres

    In- p...

  • Next Steps

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    Ages and stages universal support group based on a rolling programme which parents can join at any time.
    Aims and objectives of Group:
    To provide a programme of support for families who are experiencing or likely to experience difficulties with developmental issues ...

  • DownSouth

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    We are a group that has been formed by parents and carers to support people with Down’s syndrome and their families and friends, and anyone touched by Down’s syndrome, living in the Torbay, South Hams and Teignbridge areas of South Devo...

  • Stay And Play

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    A community based universal service supporting child development and school readi-ness. Run in areas identified as having high need.
    Aims and objectives of Group:
    A safe and welcoming environment to play, explore and socialise.
    Reduce parent isolation, enabling a...

  • Lets 'Talk & Play'

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    Targeted - Appointment based Service. Professional or self-referral.
    A service provided for parents/carers, who are concerned with their child’s SLC (Speech, Language & Communication) development. Supported by Early Years staff to enhance SLC development in the h...

  • Special Educational Needs Support Group

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    Fortnightly at Parkside Children’s Centre, Paignton and Watcombe Children’s Cen-tre, Torquay - sessions can be accessed by any parents/carers who have a child/children from 0-5 years with additional needs and their siblings.

    Aims and objectives of Group:
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  • Speech and Language - Story Time and Singing

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    An interactive story and singing session to promote child development focusing on language and communication skills through sharing stories, singing & activities.
    Activities are planned around Speech, Language and Communication Development.
    These consist of Atte...

  • Bambi 6-12 Months

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    6 week rolling programme. 1hr 30min session.
    Parents/Carers do not need to book and can join the group at any stage.
    Runs term time only.
    Aims and objectives of Group:
     To provide support for all families experiencing or likely to experience difficulties in...

  • Are you struggling to find childcare?

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    The Family Information Service provides a brokerage service for families in Torbay who can't find suitable childcare. If you are struggling to find childcare, please contact us and we can help you find childcare to meet your needs.

  • Torbay Disability Information Service

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    The Disability Information Service offers information and advice designed to support self-care and independence for people with disabilities and carers living in Torbay (TQ1-TQ5). No referral is required and the Service can be freely accessed. What we offer:

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  • Children 1st Family Mediation

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    We focus on supporting those who have separated or are separating and wish to resolve their own issues in relation to Children and finances, and who wish to make their own arrangements but are finding it difficult for all sorts of reasons. We also offer highly skilled Med...

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  • Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS), Youth Justice Team

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    Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS), Youth Justice Team (formerly Youth Offending Team) is a multi agency team working to reduce offending by young people. This is achieved by developing programmes of work with young people, who have been referred by the police o...

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  • Torbay Parent Carer Forum

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    The Torbay Parent Carer Forum (PCF) is run by a group of volunteer parent/carers and we were first established in February 2009 as part of the Government programme Aiming High for Disabled Children.

    The programme was designed to support parent/carer...

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  • SENDIASS Torbay

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    SENDIASS is the Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for Torbay. It is a free, confidential and impartial information and advice service set up to support parents and carers of children aged 0-25 with special educational ne...

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