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Armagh Child Contact Centre

A Child Contact Centre is a meeting place where children of separated families can enjoy contact with one (or both) parents, and sometimes other family members in a comfortable and safe environment.

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Balance Solutions

Balance Solutions – Family Friendly Employment for the New Business Age

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Barnardos
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Children's Services Planning website

The overall aim of the Southern Area Children's Services Plan is to meet the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable, so that they can reach their full potential and be socially included members of the community, as children and adults.

CSP is managed by a partnership called the Southern Area Children and Young People's Committee, which is made up of statutory, voluntary, community and black and minority ethnic groups.

On this site there is a database which incorporates Family Support Services such as: early years services; health; education; youth service; as well as social services and a range of other agencies for children at risk and in need. This Service is designed to provide information on ALL services for ALL children and young people in the Southern Board Area.

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Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta

Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (The Council for Irish-medium Education) was established in 2000 to promote, facilitate and encourage Irish-medium education and schools in the north of Ireland.

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Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

This website gives an increased emphasis on building resources for the long term future of Northern Ireland and giving grants and support to the local community and voluntary sector.

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Daycare Trust

Daycare Trust is the national childcare charity. They promote high quality affordable childcare for all. This site provides information for parents on childcare issues.

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DELTA/PARENTING

DELTA is a programme for parents. The triangular shape of the Greek letter “D” symbolises partnership with parents.

Aimed initially at developing everyone’s listening and talking abilities with parents of children from birth up to and including five year olds.

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Early Years - The Organisation for Young People

Early Years is the largest organisation in Northern Ireland for young Children. We are a non-profit making organisation and have been working since 1965 to promote high quality childcare for children aged 0 - 14 and their families.

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Employers for Childcare

Employers For Childcare is a registered charity and not-for profit organization, set up to make life easier for working parents by encouraging employers to invest in employer-supported childcare. Our range of services can help all working parents better juggle work and family life and balance family and finances by saving on registered childcare cost, with childcare vouchers.

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Fathers Direct

Fathers Direct is the UK's national information centre for fatherhood. It is a charity (reg. no. 1075104) founded in 1999 by professionals with expertise in social work, in social work, family policy, business development and communications. It exists to support the welfare of children by the positive and active involvement of fathers and male carers in their lives.

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First Steps Women's Centre

For ten years "First Steps Womens Centre" (formally known as First Steps Women's Group) has been a beacon of hope and support for many women in the local community. It has reached out and provided recreational and accredited training for those who needed a helping hand and a friend to talk to.

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Four Nations Child Policy Network website
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Gingerbread NI

Self-help community development organisation for one parent families.

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Health & Social Care Board - Southern Office

This website provides up-to-date information about the work of the Board, local services and your health & well-being.

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Home Start

Home Start is a voluntary organisation in which volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes.

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Mencap in Northern Ireland

Mencap in Northern Ireland offers information, support and a range of services for children and adults with a learning disability

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Netmums

Netmums is run on a voluntary basis by local mums with the majority of the information offered by netmums, from their own local experience

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NICMA, The Childminding Association

NICMA, the Northern Ireland Childminding Association, works to support and develop registered home-based childcare. A voluntary organisation with charitable status, NICMA provides a range of services to support Childminders, parents and children including a free information advice and vacancy service. Contact the information officer on 0871 200 2063 to avail of NICMA services.

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Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Informaion Service (NIMIS)

NINIS provides free access to statistical and locational information relating to small areas across Northern Ireland. Information is available across a range of themes including Population, Social and Welfare, Agriculture, Education and Crime. Users will be able to obtain an area profile based on a postcode or by selecting an area to view.

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Northern Ireland Premier Information Site for Kids

The site is packed full of wonderful things to do, great give aways, features and advice which we they will constantly updating.

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Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA)

NISRA is Northern Ireland official statistical organisation. The Agency also has the responsibility for the registration of births, marriages, adoptions and deaths in Northern Ireland.

This site contains a comprehensive range of official Northern Ireland statistics, including information about the Census and the General Registrar Office.

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Nutrition Matters for the Early Years

Health eating for the under fives in childcare.

This document is suitable for day nurseries, playgroups and home-based childcarers, it provides straightforward practical advice and information on a range of nutrition related issues and in particular advice on how to ensure a healthy diet is provided for children in their care.

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Orana Family Support Centre

The Orana Family Support Centre houses four distinct projects:
• The Respite Care Centre
• Core Day Care Services (Nursery, Afterschool and Summer Schemes)
• Orana Sure Start
• The Wraparound Project

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Parents Advice Centre

Parents Advice Cetre (PAC) is a leading Northern Ireland charity which offers support and guidance to families facing difficulties.

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PlayBoard

PlayBoard is the lead agency for children and young people's play in Northern Ireland, working to improve the quality of children's lives by increasing their opportunity to play.

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Safe Home for me

This website is for:
- young children (3-7 years)
- parents / carers
- educators
Learn more about staying safe at home in a fun and interactive way.

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Save the Childern
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South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau

This website provides tips and advice on fundraising. It also provides a list of useful books on fundraising

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Springwell Centre

Springwell is a non-denominational family centre providing personal development, parenting support, advice, training and counselling / therapy to the community.

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