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Department for Work and Pensions

The DWP leads the Government’s response to some of the biggest issues facing the country. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.
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British Institute of Learning Disabilities

BILD works to ensure that people with learning disabilities are valued equally, that they participate fully in their communities and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
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Ofsted

The official body for inspecting schools. Provides links to school reports and official publications as well as frequently asked questions.
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National Autistic Society

The society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
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The Social Care Institute for Excellence

The institute is an independent charity working with adults, families and children’s social care and social work services across the UK.
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National Association of Child Contact Centres

NACCC is the supporting membership body for around 350 child contact centres and services located throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Safe Network

The Safe Network provides safeguarding information related to activities outside the home – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups.
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One Plus One

A charity focused on strengthening relationships, creating resources for front-line workers to provide relationship support for couples and families.
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Family Matters

The organisation works to radically enhance family life and relationships, and the value that society places on the family.
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Health and Care Professions Council

A regulator which keeps a register of health and care professionals who meet standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.
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Department of Health

The Department of Health exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in England
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Care Quality Commission

The commission checks whether hospitals, care homes and care services are meeting Government standards.
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Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The foundation is a carer-led, national charity specialising in challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities.
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Positive Response Training & Consultancy

The consultancy provides evidence-based solutions to the prevention and management of complex challenging behaviours in people with learning disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury and dementia.
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SCIE Social Care TV

Social Care TV is an on-line service commissioned and produced by SCIE for everyone involved in social care and social work.
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Cafcass

Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what we consider to be in the best interests of individual children.
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Families Need Fathers

A social care organisation which helps parents whose children’s relationship with them is under threat.
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DAD.info

A website which delivers nearly 200,000 pages of information to dads every month. The organisation is partnered with Relate, Family Rights Group and CMEC to bring users free expert advice.
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Merseyside Family Justice Council

A subsidiary of the national Family Justice Council, responsible for liaison between various interested parties and the Family Justice System in Merseyside and Cheshire.
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National Family Mediation

The umbrella organisation for charitable member services in England and Wales. Offering high quality family mediation and supporting provision to families going through a breakdown.
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