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Leeds City Council Sports and Active Lifestyles  
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/sports/pages/default.aspx


We're more than just a gym! With 16 leisure centres and a sailing and activity centre, there is a wide variety of activities available from fitness classes, swimming, children's holiday activities and parties to outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing and BMXing, there really is something for everyone.  We also work closely with local sports clubs and organisations to provide sport in your local community to provide a range of sport and physical activity opportunities across Leeds.​​


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Child friendly Leeds

We’re working to bring everyone together to make Leeds a child friendly city – a place where children are valued, supported, enjoy growing up, and look forward to a bright future.

Find out about what's going on and how you or your organisation can get involved at www.leeds.gov.uk/childfriendlyleeds
You'll find news, blogs and information on how to get started and play your part, for families, businesses, charitable organisations and young people.
 
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Behind Closed Doors delivers support to enable people in Leeds who have experienced domestic abuse to make informed choices about their futures, improve their quality of life and leave abuse behind.
http://www.behind-closed-doors.org.uk/
Domestic violence helpline 0808 2000 247 (for women)
Men’s advice line 0808 801 0327 (for men)
Jewish women’s aid 0808 801 0500 (for Jewish women)
Broken rainbow 0300 999 5428 (LGBT on the keypad – for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people)
 

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What is Change4Life?

These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/Pages/change-for-life.aspx
 
Leeds Lets Change
The Leeds Let's Change website has been developed in order to provide an accessible information hub which is easy to use and can quickly show what health living services are available across the city.
The Leeds Let's Change website will:
  • help anybody living in Leeds easily identify projects and services that can help them stop smoking, be more active, lose weight, eat healthily or drink safely.
  • help workers across Leeds refer into and signpost members of the public to healthy living services such as smoking cessation, weight management and alcohol services.
  • create access to simple to use maps showing users where they can find healthy living services.
  • ensure access to information that is kept up to date with service information.
  • include self help resources and links to other suitable websites.
It is important to note that all services or projects featured on the websites maps have been through a process to regulate the quality of services. The information on the website is also updated regularly (every 3 months).
http://www.leedsletschange.co.uk/pages/about-us
 
 
Leeds City Council
Useful information for guidance on benefits, jobs, contacting Leeds City Council and housing and much more.  Please use the links below.
Benefits
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about
Jobs
https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch
Contact Links for LCC
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/pages/contactus.aspx
Free School Meals
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Free-school-meals.aspx
 
ChildLine
 
If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small - don't bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is here for you.
 
Whatever you’d like to talk about is important to us. You are not alone.
Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, lonely or down, no matter what it relates to - we are here for you

ChildLine is a private and confidential service, meaning that what you say stays between you and ChildLine.
 http://www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Pages/ContactingChildLine.aspx
 
NSPCC
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Working to end child cruelty across the UK
Everything we do protects children, prevents abuse and transforms society so it’s safer for all children.
http://www.nspcc.org.uk
 
Get fit, get healthy, get active in Leeds...
We're more than just a gym! With 16 leisure centres and a sailing and activity centre, there is a wide variety of activities available from fitness classes, swimming, children's holiday activities and parties to outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing and BMXing, there really is something for everyone.  We also work closely with local sports clubs and organisations to provide sport in your local community to provide a range of sport and physical activity opportunities across Leeds.​
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/sports/
 
Children Social Work Services
Any child or young person who has involvement with Leeds Children's Social Work Services and needs advice or support - for example, if you live in a children's home, foster home, receive after care support or live at home under the supervision of social care. Other people may want to contact the service on your behalf, such as: parents, teachers, youth workers or friends. You can contact the Children’s Rights Service for free on 0800 6527212. They will listen to what you say and help you to make a complaint if you want to, or help you find an advocate.
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Children-Social-Work-Services.aspx
 
Pace
http://www.paceuk.info/

Pace believes parents are, and should be valued as, key players and partners in safeguarding children from sexual exploitation outside the family.

Our vision

Pace’s vision is to work in partnership with parents to end child sexual exploitation.

Our mission

Pace believes parents should be valued as key partners in safeguarding children from sexual exploitation by perpetrators external to the family. For over 15 years, we set out to:
  • Support parents through the trauma of family disruption caused by the external perpetrators of child sexual exploitation.
  • Provide parents with knowledge in order to assist in safeguarding their children from sexual exploitation.
  • Facilitate parents in communicating their intrinsic role in safeguarding children against sexual exploitation by opening up the channels to voice their experience, role and knowledge.
  • Enable parents to be active and respected partners with other agencies in combating child sexual exploitation.
  • Work with parents and partners to disrupt and bring perpetrators to justice.
  • Collate evidence from the work of Pace and undertake research in order to influence policy and practice.
  • Challenge and change public attitudes on child sexual exploitation and the role of families.
  • Sustain long term change by training partners in the active role of parents and carers safeguarding their children.
     
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    PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and fostering services, award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across London and the south east.
     
    PACT is one of the UK’s leading Voluntary Adoption Agencies (VAA) placing children with secure and loving families and supporting them with specialist therapeutic support. Our award-winning FACTS service includes counselling, Theraplay, creative art therapy and life story work which help children to overcome difficulties in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood which have resulted from early childhood trauma and neglect.
     
    PACT also runs intercountry adoption services and community projects supporting vulnerable children and adults facing a range of issues including domestic abuse, homelessness and debt.
    http://www.pactcharity.org/
     
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Leeds Youth Offending Service

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Leeds Youth Offending Service (YOS) is part of Leeds Children’s Services. We work with children and young people (aged 10-17 years) who have offended and help prevent them getting into further trouble. We achieve this by working together with young people and their parents or carers, the victims of crime and other agencies and organisations in the local community.
http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Leeds-Youth-Offending-Service-Contact-Details.aspx
 
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NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group is dedicated to supporting the health of local people. In April 2013, we became a statutory NHS organisation responsible for local health budgets, ensuring that we plan and fund high quality healthcare to those living in our area. We will work closely with local people and local partners to ensure you have the information, services and support you need to take control of your health and wellbeing.
http://www.leedswestccg.nhs.uk/
 
Carers Leeds - Supporting carers because every carer counts

Are you a carer?
You are a carer if you provide unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without your help. You could be caring for your parent, your son or daughter, your brother or sister, your partner or former partner or your friend or neighbour. You care for them due to their illness, disability, mental ill health or substance misuse problem. We are here for YOU
If you want to talk things over - we offer you support by listening to you. If you want to know about services available or what you may be entitled to receive - we offer information to help you "through the system".
 
http://www.carersleeds.org.uk/homepage
 
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This service offers drug users a chance to manage their journey to recovery and future abstinence. As well as helping individuals, it also boosts the social and economic health of the wider community.
Based at Manor House in Bramley, we are part of the Leeds Community Drugs Partnership (LCDP); the other partners are DISC, St Anne’s and St Martin’s Healthcare Ltd. We work with adults (over 18) living in West/ North West Leeds. To provide excellent community drug treatment; we are clear that shared care needs to be at the heart of what we do. We need to wok collaboratively with shared care GP’s and all primary care services. We have the highest level of communication, and provide on-going training and support.
http://barca-leeds.org/what-we-do/community-drug-treatment-service-cdts
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YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Behaviour problems

Are you worried about your child's behaviour? Do you need to know where to get help? YoungMinds is here to support you.
We've put together information about children's behaviour problems, especially for parents and carers. We're also here to listen. If you want to talk to someone in confidence about your worries, you can contact the YoungMinds Parents' Helpline for free. You can call or email us – whatever suits you best.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
 
 

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