Home Education Health Information and Activities

A page to alert Home Educating Families about Health Information and Activities

SW!TCH Futures 

SW!TCH Futures is a free mentoring programme designed to support young people facing challenges like poor mental health, criminal exploitation, and exclusion from education.

Switch Futures (PDF, 1.56 MB)

25 March 2024 What Next Event

Will you be leaving school or college this year?  Not currently in education, employment or training? If you’re not sure what to do next – we can help you.

What Next event - Friday 5 July 2024

What Next event flyer (PDF, 1004KB)

18 March 2024 MMR Clinic in Valence Library

Is your child vaccinated? Two doses of the MMR vaccine can stop your child getting seriously unwell with measles. If your child is aged 4-16, get them vaccinated at our pop-up clinic on Saturday 23 March – no appointment or GP referral needed!

MMR Vaccination event in Valence Library (PDF, 160.55 KB)

BD MMR Letter to School Parents 14 March (PDF, 79.37 KB)

15 March 2024 HPV Vaccine information

Information on getting an HPV vaccination for your child (school years 8 to 11)

HPV Vaccination for all leaflet (PDF, 510.99 KB)

B&D Clinics Poster 2024 (PDF, 118.11 KB)

14 March 2024 Future Youth Zone

A letter to let you know about Future Youth Zone, a youth club on your doorstep that is open seven days a week for young people from eight to 19 years old, or up to 25 if they have additional needs.

Home School Letter (PDF, 976.91 KB)

22 January 2024 SEND Drop-in partnership with 3 Family Hubs

SEND Drop-in sessions:  to provide in-person early support for families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

SEND Drop in poster (PDF, 534.35 KB)

16 January 2024 Girls Group Project

We have been funded to deliver a specific piece of work with young women. We are specifically focussing on young women aged 15-18 who are most at risk of CCE, CSE or other forms of exploitation. They may not have met thresholds for other services, but we could be a pathway for the young women. The project will run through workshops delivered by our Club Managers who will explore and examine topics like: 

  • Sex and Healthy Relationships
  • Online safety
  • Exploitation
  • County Lines
  • Violence and keeping yourself safe

As well as the workshops the project promotes engagement in positive activities such as cooking, climbing, gym, boxing, wellbeing and more. 

Each participant that takes part in the project receives a free membership if they do not already have one.

Referral form for young people (DOCX, 31.04 KB)

11 January 2024 A parent’s guide to keeping kids healthy this school term

This blog post covers some of the seasonal illnesses that tend to peak during winter, as well as steps you can take now and throughout the coming term to help protect your family:

A parent’s guide to keeping kids healthy this school term - UK Health Security Agency (blog.gov.uk)

UKHSA reminds parents of back-to-school advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

9 January 2024 Measles cases letter to Romanian community

The Ministry of Health in Romania declared a measles epidemic due to multiple outbreaks across the country with more than 2,000 measles cases and high hospital admissions of infected children.

Please read this letter to the Romanian community written by UKHSA/NHS (DOCX, 83.05 KB)