Teenage parents

May 20th, 2011

If you are interested in any of the below organisations and would like to find out more, click on the organisation name or logo to be redirected to their website.

Canterbury District Early Years Project

Through community groups and home visiting, the Canterbury & District Early Years Project seeks to enhance the development and education of children by providing a range of services and resources which support both children and parents.

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For young people

It tells you about the services there are to help you and how to get in touch with them. Parenthood has been described as the hardest, most responsible job you could ever do, but one for which you have no training, no matter what age you are!

There are a range of services out there designed to enable you balance being a parent with being a young person with a future to plan.

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Homestart

Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly if your family is going through difficult times.

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ivillage

All parents want to provide the best for their children and as a teenage or single mum you could be eligible for extra financial benefits. We’ll help you figure out exactly what’s available and how to claim it.

We’ve also got stacks of useful parenting advice on everything from settling a crying infant to making sure you get enough sleep to help you cope.

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Riverside Children’s Centre

We provide information and offer access to services for families with young children aged 0-5 years in your local community.

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Straight Talking

One of the main aims of the Government’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy is to halve the rate of teenage pregnancies in the UK by 2010. Progress is being made towards the targets set but is slower than anticipated and the number of teenage pregnancies in certain areas remains high. A second aim is to enable teenage parents to move forward into education and employment and reach their potential.  Straight Talking, with its peer education in schools and training programme for teenage parents, responds to both Government aims.

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Teen Issues UK

Coping as a teen parent can be difficult. The demands of a child combined with sorting out your own future can affect even the most energetic, enthusiastic parent. However, there is help out there for teen parents and keeping everything in perspective can help keep you from feeling entirely overwhelmed. Coming to terms with your situation, finding out about assistance, understanding your rights about education and employment and finding support from others can all help you cope as a teen parent.