Further Resources


The NHS Webpages offer up to date advice on what benefits you or you child may be eligible for;

Adoption Leave

Adoption Support Workers are able to offer advice on Adoption Leave; employed adopters are usually entitled to adoption leave and may be entitled to adoption pay, which is a legal right. Some employers may offer a more generous scheme than the statutory one, but they cannot offer less than the statutory amounts.

You can find out more about Adoption Leave through the following links:

What is a Children’s Centre?

A Children’s Centre¬†brings together a range of services for children under five and their families such as family support, health and education. It includes information and support across the local community.

Clicking on the links below will direct you to information on your local children’s centres.

Bath and North East Somerset



North Somerset

South Gloucestershire


The sites below offer advice on what to do if you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child or young person.

In some cases these sites can also direct you to advice on accident and injury prevention, early help, bullying, child exploitation and online safety.

Bath and North East Somerset Local Safeguarding Children Board

Bristol Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership

Gloucestershire  Multi-agency Safeguarding hub (MASH)

North Somerset Safeguarding Children Partnership

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding

Wiltshire Child Protection